Wow life changes fast. Since August 4th I have been traveling, beginning in New York City then on to the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Italy and France. I felt very well with surprisingly little fatigue. I hope it is finally gone. The next couple of weeks will tell. So yeah, I was walking a lot and very busy and excited and having a wonderful time. Then the bomb dropped: As soon as I got home on Saturday I came down with an awful cold. Feeling terrible! I dragged myself to campus for the first day of school. While running to catch the train I twisted my knee. So yesterday I spent the whole day sitting in the recliner with ice on my knee, taking Tylenol and Ibuprofen, whining and watching movies. How’s that for a change? From international traveler to couch potato!
As I traveled I wondered what I was learning that I could blog about. Honestly, not much came up for me. Not sure why, because I felt very strongly about this trip, convinced that it was “the right thing to do,” especially inviting my granddaughter. Perhaps things will come little by little. For example, when the earthquake hit Italy this morning, I really felt close to the victims because I had just been there. I think of Italians as fun loving, caring people and I wish them the best as they come together to heal. I can feel that my view of the world and sense of belonging has expanded. I like that!