And then we found it was actually happening. We had tossed aside all that was comfortable and predictable about our lives and hurled ourselves out into the cold. Anyone passing us on the road might have thought we had the look of refugees forced to leave a beloved homeland, but we weren’t so much depressed, just numbed with surprise to find ourselves actually taking part in a script we ourselves have written.

                                                                                       Chris Stewart

                      In “Driving over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia”