I remember a couple friends who once told me they had decided I was like a unicorn. That is, I was a rare and magical creature. Naturally, this is the best compliment I have ever received to date.
Unicorns, along with horses, became one of my favorite things to draw as a young girl. To be honest, they were one of the only things I could draw with any accuracy.
Yesterday at work, I started a grocery list while waiting for customers to arrive. I made it through yogurt, granola, bananas, cheddar, and cayenne before things got busy. At the end of my shift, I folded up the list, stuffed it in the outside pocket of my backpack, and, as I typically do, completely forgot about it when I stopped at the Middlebury Coop on my way home.
Today, I pulled the list out of my bag to use as scrap paper, and noticed my coworker’s delightful addition: unicorns.
“How did you know I was running low?!” I asked her by text.
She replied: “Aren’t we all.”
Indeed. Aren’t we all running low on unicorns.
Now, I could take this much too far into deep, metaphorical waters, and I am tempted to do so, but I will refrain myself. Take from it whatever you choose. A bit of silliness as you segue into your weekend. A nonsensical story only peripherally about unicorns. Or an unintentionally insightful comment on the diminishing place of whimsy in our world.
It would seem we’re running low on unicorns. Would you mind picking some up at the store?
I have decided (I think) to start up a monthly email update as a kind of lazy-man’s alternative to remembering to read my blog. I’ll let you know where I am, where I’ve been, where I’m heading, and maybe a few thoughts and impressions. In addition, I will include links to my favorite blog posts, articles, and anything else I’ve published that month– just the highlights.
I’ll keep it short. It might come less often than once a month. It definitely will not come more frequently. There might be pictures.
Sounds like something delightful you would like to find in your inbox? Just send me a message with your email address and I will add you to the list! (Use the Contact Me form on the right hand side of the page.)
Happy September everyone!
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…which led to a TV interview this morning with WGN:
Getting my foot in the door, one toe at a time!
This will continue to be my personal travel blog, just as soon as I get traveling again. Stay posted!
-Tuesday, August 28, 8:55am. Boston-London-New Dehli-Kathmandu
-August 29-December 11. 3.5 months in Nepal on SIT’s Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples study abroad program.
-December 12-January 6. TBD/meeting the family in India.
-January 6-February 5. 1 month yoga teacher training in Goa, India.
-February- ~July(?), 2013. 6+ months of… TBD.
Suggestions for places to go, things to eat, people to visit always welcome. Places to visit, people to eat also fine. I will aim for tri- or bi-monthly posts to keep you all updated on my whereabouts, thoughts and, of course, adventures.