Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pipe Dream

Sure, I could cash in my 401k and rent this place in the center of Rekjavík, right across the street from Fríkirkjan. Fill it with friends, live the expat lifestyle, and...

...and it really is quite a mad idea. But what dreamer hasn't thought of pulling up stakes and starting over in some exotic locale? And if you aren't still dreaming, what does the future hold?

By Professor Batty


Blogger Jono said...

I'll bet Bill Holm would have approved the dream.

Blogger Shoshanah Marohn said...

I've definitely had similar thoughts about other places. There was a group of summer cabins for sale up on Lake Superior, on the Canada side. It was cheap, too. We could have swung it, I think. We could have owned a camp in Canada! What a dream.

Blogger Mary said...

My dreams like this usually entail staying for about 6 months, which we might be able to swing IF we rented out our house in the US. And Reykjavik is one of those dreams.

Blogger ECS said...

that dream can result in an entire new international life. There's no going back once you go for it :)

Blogger Professor Batty said...

Jono~ He figured it out, didn't he?

CD~ Some friends of mine one had a resort on near the BWCA, much more work than they imagined.

Mary~ Yes, tht would probably be my limit as well.

ECS~ You actually did it!

Blogger oroboros said...

I get your meaning and sentiment, Prof...and they are worthy. But dreams can also get in the way.

In case you've never seen it, here's something from the Sanskrit entitled 'Salutation of the Dawn'. Offered here to either kick you into that house in Iceland...or be content with the miracle you live with every day.

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life,
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:

The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendor of beauty,
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation of the dawn.

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