Monday, July 16, 2012
I am still here
The storm has not yet passed, but the hurricane-strength winds are dying down and now I'm just left with torrential rain. The past two weeks have been rough. I got stopped in my tracks like running headfirst into a glass door. My French friends (many I didn't even know I had) appeared to support me in ways I could have never asked for or even imagined. This country is hard. Hard hard hard. "I don't understand" is an understatement. I don't understand the words, I don't understand the culture, I don't understand the subtleties. But I am pulling myself out of this quicksand. I am making plans and backup plans, and backup plans for the backup plans. I don't know how this story ends. But don't worry, I'll tell you when I figure it out.