The past few days have been chaotic and emotional. We packed up our lives at the house that welcomed us to this island, and have moved on.
I wasn’t expecting to feel this way, this move was my idea! I just can’t help but feel sad to leave the only home Sosi remembers, the one where Ila has lived her whole life. There are so many memories there.
Our last night in the house I was busy packing and I glanced out into the yard and saw this. My girls planting the chestnuts they had stuffed in their pockets that day from the new house, in the backyard of the old house. I don’t know what it was, my sheer exhaustion or the golden light falling on their backs but this just broke my heart.
Farewell fifty-five Fitzroy, you have been so good to us. I hope whoever’s house you are next, they will love you as much as we do.