08 September 2005


For the first four months in my new apartment, I came home every day and consciously thought, "This place will be mine until the day I die."

I felt so lucky, so safe, so peaceful to have a home base. Then my office sent me to Munich where I saw a young American woman reading a book by Rita Golden Gelman titled, Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World.

As I read the back cover of the book, I longed for my old lifestyle:

"Tales of a Female Nomad is the story of Rita Golden Gelman, an ordinary woman who is living an extraordinary existence.

At the age of forty-eight, on the verge of a divorce, Rita left an elegant life in L.A. to follow her dream of connecting with people in cultures all over the world.

In 1986 she sold her possessions and became a nomad, living in Zapotec village in Mexico, sleeping with sea lions on the Galapagos islands, and residing everywhere from thatched huts to regal palaces.

She has observed orangutans in the rain forest of Borneo, visited trance healers and dens of black magic, and cooked with women on fires all over the world.

Rita's example encourages us all to dust off our dreams and rediscover the joy, the exuberance, and the hidden spirit that so many of us bury when we become adults."
Rita Golden Gelman's Website

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