Sunday, July 12, 2009

WIHTWH: Our guards




We've been taking leave, bidding farewell, saying our goodbyes. When it's not past midnight on our last night of "good sleep" I'll download and let you listen to the very sweet poem Gabriel wrote for us. For now, here's just a few lines from the middle. It's really very sweet, and makes me laugh too.


...
And our Madam we really happy with her
She used to tell us stories about America
and even American soup is not strange to us.
Ho They have gone.

...



Also, this overheard through the kitchen windows:

Michael (who is engaged to be married in a month): "I consider God has done good things in my life because of knowing you. I thank God for you... (unintelligible)...

Andy: "You will remember me on your wedding night?!?"

M: "Yes, I will remember you on my wedding night."

A: (uncomfortable) "heh heh"

About last night I got really really really excited to come back to the land of plenty. Libraries. Bookstores. Cheese. Ice cream. Almonds. Mexican food. No gates, guards, "staff," or panic buttons screwed into the bed frame. Instead, new socks, big counters, my bright round Pyrex mixing bowls. Some new threads, some new music, some new toys. Fast internet. Purple mountain majesties, amber waves of grain, alabaster cities.

5 comments:

rusted sun said...

Best of luck with your final travel prep. Wishing you good traveling.... May your baggage the right size and weight. May your children sleep peacefully on the plane. May you arrive safely to your home. You will be in our thoughts and our prayers.

Becca said...

I am really really really excited too. (And I look forward to the rest of the poem too!)

Geo said...

And kisses to give and receive.

anna said...

aw, i'm missing out! next summer! family reunion!

Jamie said...

oh, dear joh! please let me know when you get settled and the family has come and gone. I owe my papi a visit, so I think we will spend a 3-day w/e in Poky soon (Aug22 maybe? Labor day? I dunno). Safe travels, love, luck, blessings, etc...can't wait to see you all!