From email update May 5th:
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
–Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
Querid@s maravillos@s amig@s y familia,
I am so happy to be in this plain, because you are the most beautiful mountains I have ever seen. As always, I hope this note finds you happy, healthy, positive, and peaceful. And maybe enjoying some springtime weather, because lord is it ever gorgeous here in Barcelona. I’d forgotten what perfect sunshine can be like.
Thank you so much, again, for your wonderful mail — electronic and postal. I love hearing how things are going in *your* adventures, and I truly appreciate all your support as I continue mine.
And speaking of mail, since my friends the Parks have upgraded to a cheaper but cozier apartment right by the beach (um, score…), the new address for mail to get to me is
[Redacted :) ].
I hope the letter, card, notebook and postcard writing has been fun for you, and maybe even inspired you to write some additional old-fashioned mail to loved ones in other cities, states, countries. (Or, you know, down the block!) For me, putting my love on paper and sending it out has definitely been a welcome anchor and a deep pleasure. Even if the note gets lost and never reaches its destination, the good wishes are there. Besides, this is the main post office in Barcelona:
So it’s not such a bad errand to run, you know?
Ok, so updates. Again, for your convenience, a breakdown by topic. In keeping with the subject line (and my dorkiness), the Miles Davis theme continues, mostly[*].
KVETCHES OF SPAIN
DEATH OF THE COOL
NEWLY ARMSTRONG/ WATERMELON WOMAN*
[To be continued…]