Wow. I’ve been all over the place lately, it seems. Not physically, although I have been all over Portland, but mentally. My brother’s been here; my mom came up for a while; the Portland-Corvallis cultural exchange continued; we hosted a massive number of awesome people for a vegan post-Thanksgiving feast. It’s continued to be mostly sunny. I spent an inordinate amount of time on the phone to distant people I love. I’ve run and biked all over this city.
I’ve been so in love with life and Portland and friends and family, and so concurrently scattered all over, so bursting with enthusiasm and energy and so clueless as to how to let it all out in any productive way other than periodically erupting into cartwheels or song or hula hooping (really!) or enthusastic letter-writing or a random run down the block like an un-self-conscious little kid.
In a few short days, James and I make our way to Bangkok and then Laos for three weeks.
Life is so lovely and I am so, so thankful.