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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rome Dispatch

I don't have much actual news from Rome. There is mostly radio silence from my girl, which I take to mean things are humming along after an uncertain start. I did see a sweet video on Facebook, posted by one of the roommates, of my girl and two others using the serving spoons as mics for a rousing song-and-dance rendition of "Chameleon" while making dinner ("Cama-cama-cama-cama-cama chameleon..."). I also got a text reminder to please send rent (for her college housing), and last night, well after midnight my time, these pictures scrolled into my phone. I asked permission to post. The last photo is of my daughter with one of The Six, who is traveling around Europe this summer after a semester abroad in Prague. Apparently she is in Rome this week! The girls look great. As you said, resilient.




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  1. This is going to be the best trip of her life.

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  2. I'm so glad things are picking up for her! Studying abroad is wonderful but I remember feeling so many of those same uncertainties and topsy-turviness. Your girl is just stunning. How many times can I say this?? :) Still true.

    I can't comment often, but I'm still reading along.

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    1. SJ, I am glad to know you are here, reading, bringing your generous heart to this place. xo

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  3. What wonderful photos! really enjoyed seeing your daughter in that bright sunshiney bathroom in our gloomy Juney weather here in the Bay Area.
    how fabulous that she is in Europe enjoying good company and all the sites, hope my kids do that. My eldest is a resolute homebody (actually the second one is a bit too) and does not like going on vacay. They cannot bear to be away from their teams. Warriors and A's.

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    1. Jody, I was struck by the yellow of that bathroom too. My girl lives in an apt with 7 other people so maybe that was the only quiet space she could find! As for your homebody, well, he lives in a beautiful home, with lovely aliens, I wouldn't want to leave either. You've made it something very special.

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  4. Is she sitting on top of a tub or is that a window seat? Either way that is a most excellent space.

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    1. Birdie, it's a window ledge, not sure its meant to be a seat, but it seems to work! She has to write three crafted pieces every day!

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    1. Elizabeth, she looks happy, doesn't she? I hope all is as it appears!

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  6. I just got all choked up! She is so beautiful and I am so happy for her to have this time! And that picture of the mandala ceiling. It reminds me so very much of a picture you would take, dear woman.

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    1. Brittany, i confess i am living vicariously through this lovely child of mine, who is kind enough to send me pictures! xo

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  7. I sat at the edge of that fountain one hot summer's day when I was your daughter's age. But all I sent my parents was a lousy postcard which arrived after I had come back - and pay phones? Forget it.
    She is free and clever and the world is a good place.

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    1. Sabine, the technology is so different now; it takes hardly any effort to be in touch. I do believe the world is a better place than the nightly news would have us believe!

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