I returned from Uganda over a month ago now, and when I arrived back in DC spring was (technically) already here. But I was cold in my bones. It's been hard for me to warm up, difficult to return to my life here. It's been slow.
Cherry blossom season is my favorite time of year here, and I was lucky to get to share it with my sibs, who came to visit for a week. It was fabulous to get to spin with my sister as the petals spilled and floated from the trees, and so good to hear about my brother's awesome work back at home.
This month M and I escaped several times into the Shennedoah Mountains, a favorite retreat. We visited friends, and poked around the trails and the towns, relaxing. We found a few vintage treasures (one involves food and the color red, and the other jewelry, so that's pretty much perfection) and a dear library, among other things.
So after this hiatus and recharging period -- a mini winter hibernation -- I feel like I'm getting back into my skin. And....
I'm off to Bosnia in just under an hour. This time the trip will be short: 2 weeks working on a consulting project. I'm excited, but a little sad to leave M and Matisse so soon! I have really missed blogging, and will try and post from the road. If you feel so inclined, please leave comments. I enjoy them so much!
love and cherry blossoms to you all,
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
so, so much. Trying hard to get back into the swing of things here. Trying to prepare for Bosnia, too. Slowly, slowly. Or, I guess, quickly, quickly.
Favorite quote of the week:
"Wandering around has changed me more than I thought, I am not me anymore. At least, I am not the same me I was." -Che GuevaraI've wandered around quite a lot before, but I've never felt changed in quite the same way...so deeply. (Photo courtesy of James -- thank you!)