About 20 years ago I went to a psychic. All in all, he was pretty accurate in pinpointing what was going on in my life at the time. I was impressed even though I was a tad circumspect about his future predictions for me. He knew my birth month – crab is July’s symbol so of course he could say that in order for me to be truly at peace I should live by the water. Still, I thought of that statement often.

I grew up happily near the water in the beautiful North Okanagan. In later teen/early 20 years, I really didn’t care if I was by water, unless it was in my rye or there were ‘boys’ on the beach!

I didn’t live by the water in Calgary but for the most part I was happy and content. I had a beautiful home, great job, wonderful lifelong friends and family, not to mention the breathtaking surrounding landscape. Most importantly, I met Mark there.

We have been in Parksville BC for about 7 weeks now and honestly I have never experienced such ‘at peace’ moments as I’ve had here. It’s like exhaling a deep breath or saying PHEW. Even though we’re going through so many life changes, this place feels right.   Accurate psychic prediction or coincidence, I don’t care.  I feel like I’m home.

“And I shall watch the ferry boats, and they’ll get high, on a bluer ocean against tomorrow’s sky. And I will never grow so old again, and I will walk and talk, in gardens all wet with rain…”
― Van Morrison



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