The semicolon is a punctuation mark used to indicate a pause between two clauses. One more pronounced than a comma. It reflects a change, but not an ending. Similar to the transition between two chapters in the same story. One thought is complete, the next related one is coming.
The apartment is empty. The power is off. Most everything is in storage. We are out of Wills Point. 10 years in Wills Point. Eleven for Jamie. Through that time we've had a lot of great ups and downs. Made a lot of great friends that will be with us always.
Now, we transition into nomads. We'll visit a few states and friends starting tomorrow. We'll split time with family following in case our next stop is out of state.
We're in the transition. In the space after the semicolon. That period in which the sentence content changes. It's connected, but different. It's a waiting period for something new.
A dramatic pause, if you will, we're the audience with bated breath to see what happens next.
Because something is coming. There are things in the works. I've had several good interviews with recruiters and companies. Just waiting to see where we go from here.
But for now, we wait. And we trust in the waiting.
To all our friends in Wills Point, we love you all. We'll miss you all. We hope to see you soon. And I hope Sunday was not the last day I get to sing backup at Stonepoint. Hopefully we'll get a few more Sundays there before we're off to whatever is next.
To our friends and family beyond, we hope to get to see you in our travels. We're looking forward to that part of the waiting.
To my readers, we'll be keeping you updated on our progress. It should prove to be a really grand adventure.
Excelsior! Onward and upward!