There are plenty of bistros…
And the Croque Monsieur is a popular choice…
And that Arc looks kind of familiar
But of course this is my beloved New York, not Paris!
I felt the need for a good dose of home.
So I’m in New York because it’s the place where my spirit soars. Then I’ll go to DC where my family will gather for Christmas and huge helpings of hugs will be served all around. Then it’s off to Vermont where I’ll be a graduate assistant at my old MFA program, reconnecting with my writing community. Since becoming an expat, my notion of ‘home’ has expanded.
And how lovely to be in one of my homes now! Walking the streets of New York today on a bright sunny day (sun! So little of that in the City of Little Light!), I felt that familiar feeling of true, first love. This is still my original city. And I needed to come home to feed my Body and Soul.
And feed myself I did! Lunch was a huge burrito and dinner a spicy Thai curry.
Topped off with a Red Velvet cupcake in the West Village.
(And I wonder why I immediately get indigestion when I return!)
I hope you all are preparing for a nourishing holiday season. Not about the presents or the shopping or the crazy frenzy this time of year can sometimes foster.
No, the true nourishment of highlighting what makes us happy, what matters, who we love. Finding home.
I am slightly jetlagged and I have a cold. But I am so, so happy to be here. More news soon.