This is a sad sort of day for me. Through accident or Divine plan my old blogs have all been deleted, and the archives of which I cannot recover except for a few entries. I am sad to see my first blog disappear, I started it right after I had graduated from college and moved into non-campus housing. I explored the wonders of renting a home, of moving, of an engagement, a marriage and a new life. Moving to a different city, losses and gains, and new adventures. A part of me knows I will always have those memories, and yet I cannot help this gnawing sense of grief.
I was able to restore my blog's original title House of the Wind and I think the meaning of that phrase is a balm to me. I originally named my blog this because I felt that when I started writing it I was at a turning point in my life, I was starting a new chapter. I like the mental image I conjure up when I think of the title. I think of an old house on the prairie with windows open and thin curtains that stretch out to catch the tail end of a breeze which had just gone by. I imagine that there is a diaphanous feeling to this structure, evoking a sense of impermanence and movement.
Remembering that image I can understand and appreciate that things change, things go away, and new things come into your life. So here is a new blog for new adventures, here we go! I will upload the entries that I was able to save as close to the original dates as I can remember, but I make no promises, this could be a totally clean break!