When we first arrived in Asheville, we sublet a sweet, little house in West Asheville for a couple months. We found the sublet through Craigs List, and it was really fun to find out that the couple who regularly live in the house happens to be friends with the one Asheville family with whom we have been friends prior to moving here. We have come to recognize these seeming coincidences as winks from the Universe to let us know we are on our path, headed in the right direction, like blaze marks on a hiking trail. In fact, our relationship took off from just such a wink (but that’s another story for another time).
We will soon move into a sweet, little apartment that will be a perfect spot for us while we pour our focus and energy into the opening of Nourish & Flourish. It is even close enough to walk the commute to downtown -and- there is a fabulous natural grocery store along the way. But there is a gap of a little more than two weeks between the sublet and our new apartment. Through the generosity of my parents, we are spending the first week up at Sugar Mountain.
Why am I writing about this here? Since we’ve been up in the mountains, Brian has been employing his best folksy, Canadian nasal falsetto to bust out a line or two from Neil Young’s “Sugar Mountain,” a song with which I was not previously too familiar. So the other day we were on our way down to Asheville for an appointment, and I noticed after about twenty minutes in the car that the radio was not on and we were not talking much. I checked in with Brian to see if he wanted music, and we acknowledged that we were both happily entertained with our thoughts and the beautiful scenery. About an hour later, we hit Interstate 40, and I was ready for some tunes. Brian said cool, so I turned on the radio to our one preset station so far, WNCW 88.7 FM. What song do you suppose was playing in that moment? You got it! Sugar Mountain. Oh how I love those little gifts from the Universe. There is such a huge opportunity in paying attention to the little things. Give it a go, and let us know how the Universe winks at you today.