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A Thin Place

The Irish believe there are places where heaven and earth overlap. They call these “thin places.”

I believe Harris Neck is a thin place.

Harris Neck is an island off the coast of Georgia. Sparsely populated. Just under an hour to drive north to Savannah or south to Brunswick. This is the most remote part of the 100-mile long Georgia coast.

I came to Harris Neck wading through the wreckage of a 36-year marriage. I bought land and built a house. 

Divorce. Moving from a long-time home, buying land, and building a house are thought to be life changing experiences that should be handled slowly and with care. I did all of them, one on top of the other. Bang. Bang. Bang. And the only thing I felt was the knowledge I was doing the right thing.

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