Also, I fail at updating. I am in Rome. There are so many things I could be writing about - the ridiculousness of every Italian, the power of the ruins EVERYWHERE, the lack of working clocks or common sense in anything Italian-made in perhaps the past two thousand years. Also, the quality of the people here in the Centro is stellar. I have made some really amazing friends here. In fact, I just went to Lyon with one of them, and hopefully we'll stay in touch.
I've developed a love of fine papers and calligraphy while I've been here. I've acquired so many amazing gifts for the people I love in my life. I am so full of joy, and peace, and love.
Being here has also made me realize how much I have in Feasterville and Boston. I have consistently had a strong, amazing group of people around me, encouraging me, loving me and I never realized until now. I miss everyone so much, but with no pain, I miss being with them all the time. I can't wait to live with Kate and Verity, and well have pantsless dinner parties every night and then we shall have cuddle fests. I just want to be there now, but I also want to enjoy the next (& final) three weeks in Rome.
I saw Beirut last night (in French!), and they were amazing. I've never been part of a crowd that fantastic. We got two encores. After the first encore all the Frogs kept singing the last song Zach had left off on until he came back with his seven back up musicians! Also, Hanner and I got matching tattoos on our asses. It's a beret, a moustache, and cigarette with a plume of smoke, and the word 'ennuyeux.' What a life.
And finally, Hannah and I just decorated the room Christmas style! It's so happy!