Monday, August 24, 2015

The Precarious Adventure


This precarious adventure
Feels so real but is so very ephemeral
It should last forever
Then there are signs
Aging signs
Body indicators that tell you that things are changing.
Things are changing.


The precarious adventure.
Experiences flow in
Memories are made
Shape our thoughts
Sculpture the bust
Poetry made and songs sung
Once in duet become a song sung solo


Alone but not lonely
You are with me in my spirit through to my bones
And so the next adventure goes.
Prepared or not,
Here I come!
I want to remember the fragility.
With all my being and all my love, Kamala

Charley Land


  1. Kamala, this is beautiful.
    Gary and I have been thinking of you (and Charley) - grateful to have spent time with you two - to have seen you both dancing in the circle up on the mountain. So alive, but yes - life is precarious.
    We hope to see you soon.

    1. Ah, yes, dancing on around a fire in a circle on a mountaintop--Topping off all the wonderful journeys Charley and I shared. It was perfect to camp next to another Casita to top it off. It was great we got to know you both a little better. I'm still going to travel. Charley was setting me up.

  2. So saddened to hear this news. I only know you from reading your blog, but we were to have gone to Alaska this summer and were hoping to run into the two of you; unfortunately we suffered the loss of a family member and will have to postpone.

    Glad to hear you still plan to travel and carry on.

    1. I'm holding it together so far. I'm still in a state of shock I think. There swings, there are dips, but I have a wonderful support group here at home in El Paso. Thank you so much for your kind words. Sorry for your loss as well, Marsha.

  3. I have only just found your blog as I am researching Cassita's. I am so sorry for your loss. My dear Husband died 10 years ago but the journey forward is different for each of us. As a newly retired female I am very interested in RV'ing but will be learning it myself and at times wonder if I am crazy to even consider this journey. Perhaps I overthink everything now. Good luck in your travels and I will bookmark your blog.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Beth! More than a year has passed since Charley has left me. It's been an intense year of great sadness giving way to spiritual growth of my individuality in this world. I began with the unthinkable, a mere week and a half after he passed, I took my first trip with my little trailer for a 250 mile trek to visit friends. That gave way to 6 more solo adventures, including a 4500 and 5700 mile trip). Each time I came away stronger, both physically and emotionally. I'm glad I have the Casita. It offers freedom in that I'm able to unhook and use the tow vehicle to get around once I reach my destination. It's low profile and streamlined curvature enhances maneuverability and gas mileage. Plus it's an investment since it holds its value. I applaud your quest to consider the journey! There's a group on Facebook, Rolling Solo - Women Camping/Traveling Alone, that offers support and information for women both considering the journey as well as those already traveling alone-in whatever means that meet individual needs. A number of women I know organize trips where they roll in caravan for sharing the experiences, technical support, and for security. I now write a new blog called which I hope you bookmark as well. My best wishes for you and your future!!!