Passages

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Good morning! We landed at London’s Luton Airport yesterday afternoon to be greeted by the English weather:

Screenshot of my Yahoo weather on my iPhone, 3 September, 2016.
Screenshot of my Yahoo weather on my iPhone, 3 September, 2016.

Missing Soulac-sur-Mer already. 😉

All holidays come to an end, of course. Time to start to reface ordinary reality. But I didn’t totally tune out while we were away; I got quite a bit of Conventions writing (unexpectedly) done: an infatuation unreturned; a duel; even a death.

An historian wrote that John Adams – American revolutionary agitator, Declaration of Independence signatory, diplomat in Europe, Vice President (1789-1797) and finally second President of the United States (1797-1801) – considered an argument the most meaningful form of conversation.

I always remember that observation probably because I’d always felt it could also have applied to my mother:

Excerpt from "Distances." Click to expand.
Excerpt from “Distances.” Click to expand.

As a kid growing up, I’d always disliked my birthday because it fell in early September around the time school restarted. This year will be my first birthday without her yelling at me. I miss our “conversations.”

Have a good Sunday, wherever you are in the world. 🙂

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