"The longest part of the journey
is said to be the passing of the gate."
—Marcus Terentius Varro
I have no idea who that Marcus person is. He's a Roman philosopher I believe. I just like the quote because it captures how hard it is for me to embark on a journey. The planning and packing. The confronting myself in considerations of what I will wear, who I will see. It's so much easier once you're committed, the bags on the conveyer belt and you, passport and tickets in hand, people-watching at the gate. I long to see my mother. I wish there were some teleporting trick that would just beam me there. Tomorrow, we travel. Maybe I will post while we are in Jamaica. If not, I'll catch up with you when we return.