8 July 13
Every now and again, we get invited to an outstanding property where I wonder “What is this place?” Our arrival at Mundo Perdido late yesterday afternoon reminded me how blessed I am to be travelling around, meeting such creative wonderful people and seeing such treasures first-hand.
Bruce and Sophie Wicksteed have turned their property into a collection of creative expressions. When I asked Bruce about his sculptures, he playfully dismissed it as “just playing with junk”, but I look around the land and feel inspired to make my space more beautiful too!
We’re staying here for a couple of days, and I’m thankful to be invited to this “lost world” and get a break from city life. I was able to use today for long-overdue modifications in the bus’ wiring system so we now have more 12-volt lights installed. I’m also changing the existing cabinetry to make a permanent home for our new ratty girls, and being on a rural property means I can work freely with tools and equipment spilling out of the bus while the girls play in and out of the house (and bus) with their new friend.
More than just for the convenience of parking and playing, I am so thankful for this opportunity to get to know Bruce and Sophie. We crossed paths at the first Australian unschooling conference in 2010 but didn’t connect personally until now.
I’m loving being among such beautiful, vibrant people where we share laughter and intimate struggles in equal amounts. Encounters such as these fill me up for the times when I am lonely, for I still haven’t managed to be at peace at being alone.
Thank you so much, Bruce and Sophie (and Maya), for bringing us to your gorgeous home. We are all enjoying it so much, and I am in awe at your magical creativity!