Li's Blog: Cast off? Not quite yet....

Cast off? Not quite yet....

Spring is erupting all around us.   It's a time that makes us restless, just like all the other animals encountering sun and light and warmth.   We want to get up and at it.   Stay home/social distance is still the mantra in my area.  

So, yes, in my seaside region, we are all tied up at the dock.   We want to get going, to rush out to open waters where there are no boundaries, no doors, no walls...where we might suddenly find ourselves in the middle of an Orca pod, or come across a sea lion treading water, gazing at horizons...or watch an eagle in his hunt.  

Right now, it's time to exercise our imaginations, to remember other voyages, wind in our faces or sails remember the pleasures of casting off, leaving the security of the dock behind us, going to explore the whatever.   

Right now, with enforced social isolation, it might also be a good time to let ourselves free float a little, to think about other ways to do things when we are finally allowed to "go".   Could be that this pause is actually a gift, for our restless seeking selves?

Hmmm....   And your thoughts are?   Always welcome.



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Comment balloon 9 commentsLi Read • April 29 2020 05:21PM


Love your photo and it is interesting how restless we are all getting. Maybe we wouldn't have wanted to travel, but the enforced stay in place situation has caused many of us to want to hit the road to see loved ones, or visit places we have always wanted to see.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 5 months ago


We are blessed to live within walking distance to the beach with a private beach beyond.  We spotted a dolphin today, a seal fishing last week, and all the wonderful sea birds.  The only thing I long for is our favorite breakfast place in the forest...We can duplicate it, but we miss the people that work there.  

In the meantime, we are working on several projects and looking forward to a visit to several places.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 5 months ago

Ahoy their matey Li Read....Arrrgh! Shiver me timbers, I gotta get out of this place! Jeff 

Posted by Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell (HomeSmart Real Estate) 5 months ago

Hello Li - I do like the expression:  exercising imaginations.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 5 months ago

Hi Li- if we were still living in Florida and doing the boating and diving we used to do, we would be more restless. But in our situation now, we can still drive to a nearby preserve to walk so I don't feel as cooped up. I can't wait to be able to go to lunch or dinner with friends and have my family over. (and I'd love to get my roots touched up!!!)

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 5 months ago

There is still plenty to do in order to stay productive and we all need to be ready when things open back up.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 5 months ago

So so appreciated everyone's thoughtful comments.   Thank you!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) 5 months ago

Hello Li, I am so grateful for the Spring weather and the opportunity to garden. We are just listing a 10 acre parcel and are working to get that cleared and photographed. Two listings are contingent upon a couple of other factors before we can get them listed, but we have things in the pipeline and are feeling good.   Hope you are doing least you're surrounded by great natural beauty. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 4 months ago

Li Read 

I find your word so comforting.You're like a warm blanket on a chilly day or a dip in cool water when the weather is hot. As I absorb all that's going on around me, you cast off my fears and give me new hope.

With sincere appreciation.


Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 4 months ago