The Good in Goodbyes

& the Practicality of Pain   I recently came across the quote, “Where is the good in goodbye?” ~Meredith Willson, The Music Man This question has been stewing in my mind for the last week or so. Here are a few of my thoughts on what makes goodbyes “good.” 1) The pain is a good sign.…

Off the Bat

Sweet bananas met me no more than 60 feet inside the front doors of the Sonoma County Airport early this morning. They came in the form of the two kind and handsome men who were waiting to assist me at the ticket counter when I arrived, luggage and family members in tow. The younger of…

It Wasn’t My Idea

Is this really happening?? Am I really moving to Sicily in less than two months?? How did I come to be in this place where I am preparing to leave my friends, family, culture and comfort zone behind and for an indefinite period of time? Will I be gone for 2 years? Or will it be…