The Great Cape Escape: No Plans Necessary

Thursday, 4:30 p.m. After yoga and breakfast, I set about to planning the day ahead: should I go to the movies and which one? Should I travel up the coast to the National Seashore again or where? But all of that was interrupted by housekeeping, which seemed pleased that I gathered my things and left […]

The Great Cape Escape: All Good Things

Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. It was a chilly evening on the Cape, and the wind buffeted the southern-facing windows long into the night. But the release of the day — and of the routine — kept me burrowed under covers and soundly sleeping until morning. I was awake before 7, just after daybreak, and enjoyed what […]

The Great Cape Escape: A Message

And then there was a message. I suspected there would be one; there always is…by the water. At the massage center on my first day, a small deck of angel cards beckoned visitors: Take One. “Vision,” mine read. “This can’t be for me,” I thought. I always doubt my messages when they first arrive. But […]

The Great Cape Escape: Leaving Things Behind

Tuesday, 7:50 a.m. A friend commented on my blog this morning: “A slower pace always leads to great discovery.” She did not know the journey I was about to take… There’s bright new sun to my east and a storm to my west. I trust this is no harbinger of the days ahead — I […]

Life is Good?

At 4:30 on Tuesday, I stole out of the local package store with a bottle of wine in a paper sack and a lottery ticket. While it’s not quite as seedy as it sounds — leftover Fettuccine Bolognese demanded a nice Merlot, and friend and I are scheming a great escape — I still found […]

When It Comes Around Again

It was one of my first major life lessons, from one of my first mentors. Her name was Janet, and she said to me: “The Universe is trying to teach you something.” At the time, I was caught in a vortex of situations that were all very similar in nature. People were unhappy, people were […]

France on Fridays: Revenez à Paris, Le Jour Final

LES DEUX AMIS EN FRANCE Return to Paris: The Final Day • Tuesday, June 14 In the morning, DeLinda and I quietly gather our things, return the rental car, and walk to the train station. Our road trip complete, we make our way via high speed Eurorail from Annecy four hours back to Paris. The […]