Christine and Heather had left The Tattered Cover and Charissa had stepped away for a bit when Ms. Lamott, Ms. Anne Lamott, walked by. I thanked her for a fine evening (mumbled something less poetic, actually). She thanked me for my thanks and exited stage left. We had the pleasure of listening to her read from her new book, Grace (Eventually), and share anecdotes about Sam* and forgiveness.
Thank you Christine for letting us know that Anne would be in town. Even though Charissa was sick and couldn’t see because she had to sit on the floor, we had a grand time. Anne is funny.
Then last night I skipped The Office to listen to a presentation at REI on traveling light. The gentleman had recently returned from a month-long trek through Mexico, Belise and Guatemala with only a carry-on bag and a man-purse. Nice pictures. He shared an informative website with us–One Bag.
I was reminded that I don’t want to be a tourist. I want to live with the people.
This morning we watched Babel. It’s a movie. You may have heard of it. You may have watched it. I have. Most of it.
*Sam is doing great, planning to become a firefighter rather than a Rabbi.