I went to bed early last night hoping to catch up on my sleep, only to be kept awake by my thoughts. Not really important to share the specifics, but I had run up against some information about a very, very old acquaintance that was disturbing. Again, the details aren’t important, but it vaguely tapped into feelings and memories from my early childhood. You know, those dim, shadowy recollections that we’re ambivalent about fully bringing into the light, and yet that probably set our course in life so long as we don’t.
So anyway, I was a little restless and sleep did not come easily. In my case, my mother’s face looming in my thoughts at bedtime offers no calm and no comfort …
Then, waking up this morning, I check MSNBC only to discover that the unrest in Egypt continues to unfold/unravel, and Americans are being told that they should consider getting the hell out of Dodge.
Meanwhile, RPE is in Israel completing the first leg of her journey there. I study the maps, feeling better when I know that she’s gonna be heading toward the eastern side of the country, and worse when her course will take her toward the West and the Egyptian border.
It is so strange to be a world away and to be reading the news – not wanting to alarm her or anyone unnecessarily – and also just worrying …
Comments would be more than welcome this morning, as I know how I can get myself going! Talk me down, folks … talk me down! 😉 (Yeah, I’m kidding … mostly.)
PS – Went to see Social Network yesterday at Red River … check it out if you haven’t seen it. Harvard appears to be a stranger and more unpleasant place than I had ever realized!