The Carolinas were heaven and space. Heaven to be with my two friends and their daughters (no husbands, no sons). So many daughters, a total of five, beautiful, bright, loveable young women. We would spend hours on the porch of … Continue reading
Tomorrow morning I will leave for the Carolinas together with one of my closest friends. We will stay a few days in Charleston visiting with another forever friend. Then all three of us will go to Mount Airy, NC before … Continue reading
“Happy Birthday” to wake me up, a fancy cake for breakfast that J and M had made …
Finally at night, we had dinner at a tiny Italian restaurant …
… with a handful of extraordinary friends: the professor who mentored my master thesis in American Studies and her husband, a devoted basketball fan; my lively and charming Belgian friend, photographer and mother of 5 boys, with her sharp-witted Swiss husband, and J‘s former basketball coach, a very gentle young man from India who grew up in France and will go back to India next week to work with “sports without borders.”
Quite an experiment as they had never met before but we hit it off right from the start! I don’t remember having so much fun, so many interesting conversations, so much friendship and warmth at a long table in a long time.
I am inspired, grateful, and a year older! Thank you all 🙂