Home for the Holidays

There are plenty of bistros…

Bistro NYC

And the Croque Monsieur is a popular choice…

Croque Monsieur, NYC

And that Arc looks kind of familiar

Washington Square

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.

Union Square Market

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.

Molly's Cupcakes

Molly’s Cupcakes

(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.

Molly's Cupcakes

Molly’s Cupcakes


7 Responses to “Home for the Holidays”

  1. 1 Amy Kortuem December 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Enjoy your time state-side, Sion. How fortunate you are to have so many “homes” to welcome you!


  2. 3 Karin P December 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Happy, happy! Joy, joy!!

    I’m so glad you can re-energize in one of your homes!

    A very happy holiday to you, Sion, and have a blast. 🙂


  3. 5 Anne December 21, 2012 at 3:21 am

    I did not realize your family was in DC. I’ll leave the light on for you (because we’ll be in Paris!)


  4. 7 Sweet Freak December 27, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Isn’t it funny-slash-creepy-slash-comforting-slash-creepy how New York and Paris are just beginning to merge into one city?!

    I hope you’re having a wonderful visit, Sion – so glad I got to see you for a few sips last week! xo


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