Thursday, March 27, 2008
This is an excerpt from a message to a colleague of cg's:
Just wanted to say thanks again for rescuing us from Dulles.
I have a little joke.. Dull, Duller, Dulles..
You sent a note about the lending closet earlier-- they won't be open when we get in, nor, I suspect, on Saturday.
Perhaps we have gotten used to everything being closed most of the time you want to go there..
When you "move house" as the Brits say, over such a time and distance, there is a certain comfort in having things you know, around you.
I'd like to say, after these few years on the Continent, that I had become free of these touchstones.
On the contrary.
Certain touchstones, like a French press, good pots and pans, and my own socks in some findable location, trump most other things.
You don't know how much you reach for them, until you can't.
Yes, it was hard the other way, too.
We've gotten the best, rarest and most hugs these past couple weeks. Nothing salves the heart like a good hug.
Knowing we'll be back, helps a lot too.