Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Back to Jerusalem and back to writing...
Thanks so much to those of you who came out to see us! It was encouraging to know that we are not on an island, as it can sometimes seem. Kurt ate his way through Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and bacon and washed it all down with Gatorade. Picture us...standing in front of a gas station window at night with a street light over us, heads tilted up reading a sign that said 2 for $3... motionless, jaws hanging down. Then Kurt, swinging open the doors and going right to the fridge to get two large bottles of Gatorade. It went something like that for most of our trip....
Anyways, I put off blogging for a bit, I think mostly because I wanted to let the "I miss America" seep back out of me before I went and wrote some sort of sappy post. It is also hard to get back into blogging when you have taken a break...but, like most things, you just have to start.
It was a good trip, a bookmark for sure. My Dad sold the second home I grew up in (for most of my life) and is moving...oh, well tomorrow. I spent time going through countless boxes of family things with my sister, drinking coffee as though it were some sort of mental homing device and wearing the same outfit for I think three days in a row. Maybe 4? It may or may not be pictured above.
At the end of it all, however, I am glad that we made the sacrifice to get the tickets and go. I can't imagine not seeing my father through at least part of that phase in his life. Let alone myself.
We also did lovely things like eat ice cream cones from real ice cream parlors (gelato is delightful, until it's all you can have), walking Lucy and sitting on the beach wall at Watch Hill eating grinders (the New England term for sub sandwiches). I saw my best friend and we ate a lazy afternoon lunch together at my favorite place. I sat on the Adirondak chairs in our back yard and I watched my sweet husband sit and wait for days as I (wearing the same outfit) got up and went through the motions.
Now we are back home, this home, and happy to be settled in again. More to come, thanks for reading.