Friends of the Richelieu. A river. A passion.

"Tout cedit pays est fort uny, remply de forests, vignes & noyers. Aucuns Chrestiens n'estoient encores parvenus jusques en cedit lieu, que nous, qui eusmes assez de peine à monter le riviere à la rame. " Samuel de Champlain

"All this region is very level and full of forests, vines and butternut trees. No Christian has ever visited this land and we had all the misery of the world trying to paddle the river upstream." Samuel de Champlain

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Life project

It is now that I realize that because my lifetime project had been put on hold, I had this sinking feeling that kept me depressed for a long time.

The work to renovate my home had started, but was never finished, and that was bearing down on me. Of course, I had my garden to work on, but as every good gardener knows, a garden is never quite finished, for the very good reason that we are dealing with living things that grow in time.

But the project that I had planned on doing during my lifetime was to transform a dated summer camp turned into a yearlong home that reflected my tastes and my lifestyle. At first, I was happy to see that the work was well on it's way, but when everything stopped, I still hoped that things would pick up again. But they didn't.

Now that things have picked up again, my outlook on life is much more positive. I wake up each day eager to do more work, and when I'm tired and have to stop, I reflect on the next step, and the next one after that.

And I look around me in admiration, because everything looks so nice!

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