and does your own soul need comforting?
Quick then -- open the door and fly on your heavy feet; the song
may be already drifting away.
                       {Oliver, 2003}

Spring break comes soon ....

Shoes and I had initially talked about going out to Boston to see his "step"-sister and family ... and then up to DC to see his dear friend from kidhood ... or maybe down to Southern Cal to see his Aunt (who raises the Weimaraners ... swimming in her pool sounded like the ticket).  We talked a lot about this trip.  Dreamed a lot.  Wished a lot.  (Seriously.  We always talk a lot ...usually on the phone for 45 minutes in the evening.  I just realized this.  Good Lord, what do we *talk* about for that  long?  I don't even know.  It's a little too cute-sey for us.)

 We saw most of the family a few weeks ago for Jim's wake and decided maybe we would like to go somewhere a little closer and a little more private ... somewhere we could drive and not deal with airlines ...

Monterey / Carmel / Big Sur, you are the ticket and we will be so please to re-meet your acquaintance.   A little break from grieving.  A little break from geriatric psychotherapy (which I love ... it's just so ... existential ... all the time).  A little break from practice theories.  A little break from law classes I can't stand. For Shoes, a little break from the most bizarre run of gruesome juvenile cases and a little break from Eastern Washington Winter (we'll trade in the snow for fog / rain).

A little soul nurturing never hurt anybody ...


  1. Elizabeth on March 11, 2011 at 9:32 PM


  2. AandW Drive-Thru on March 12, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    I hope you have a lovely time and the next time you do make it to DC, you and Shoes HAVE to come see us, because I will hold a grudge if I know you were in the area and didn't at least drop in for a dinner date! ;)

  3. Lisa on March 13, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    @Elizabeth: I think they have cookies there.

    @A&W: We absolutely will! Hope you guys are settling in well...


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