Monday, October 23

small graces

MilK

Things like, the right magazine at the right time. And, est-ce que ça te dérange? And knowing what to say. And taking care of lists (enormous ones, with heavy components like and find apartment and get insurance and residency status?! on them).

And taking the train at night.

And knowing when the station's coming up.

And packages from home, including new business cards from Brian.

business cards

And beginning to write again, and knitting in the evening, and thinking of ideas for more books (and feeling I can do them!), and getting back to the place that lets me love where I am, and red dotted swiss curtains for my kitchen when I finally move in, and 11 days' vacation after only 4 days' work, and finally, inevitably, the sound of rain on the roof of the old convent I have been living in (lo these four long weeks).

Now I feel like I should say 'amen.'

7 Comments:

Anonymous martha said...

Hello:)
So glad you are settling in. Did you get your apartment?
Send me your address as soon as you do.
I can't believe you've been gone 4 weeks already!

3:33 PM  
Blogger Mama Urchin said...

Wow, living in a convent. How did I miss that part? Well, i imagine that will be something you have done that few other can claim.

3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a great list! Hooray for small graces. :)

7:18 PM  
Blogger Veronica TM said...

Those are beautiful small graces!
I have been reading your last posts and I am sending you good energy during your stay in France. I am an Argentinean living in the US and it has been great and hard at the same time.
That magazine looks so good!

9:58 PM  
Blogger MARYBETH said...

SO GOOD TO FIND YOU AGAIN!

LIFE GOT VERY BUSY AND YOU MADE YOUR TRAVEL TO FRANCE
WOW! LIVING IN AN OLD CONVENT-I DO HOPE YOU SHARE SOME PICTURES.

MY NEICE IS LOOKING FOR AN ACADEMIC SUMMER PROGRAM IN FRANCE. SHE IS A SOPHMORE AT ALLEGHENEY COLLEGE IN PA.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS?
SENDING POSITIVE FIND THE RIGHT APARTMENT PRAYERS YOUR WAY.

2:41 AM  
Anonymous melissa said...

beautiful small graces. Especially rain on the roof, in a convent. That would make me feel better if i was away from home.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous blair said...

it sounds just lovely, although I'm sure its stressful in its own way. I wish finding an apartment in France was on my to-do list, I'm afraid mine is boring by comparison.

10:46 PM  

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