Thursday, September 30, 2010

behind the wheel

i'm pretty sure
that i've spent as much time behind the wheel this week
staring at the car in front of me
as i spent last week
lounging in the italian late summer sun.

how is it
that you can know a place so well,
have its customs so well ingrained into you,
its people so familiar,
its cultural nuances such a part of you,
but still experience such severe culture shock
upon return?

my soul suddenly robbed of all
the big city can't offer it.
soon it will find itself once again,
we'll figure out our city lives
and maybe even find a place to put them soon.

in the meantime
i'm punching off the clock
until october 12.


Ann said...

Good luck. You'll be missed.

SweetpeainFrance said...

Good Luck in taming the big city smoke!

Anonymous said...

Jen, I am your passionate reader, and just to cheer you up in this tough time:
you can get plenty of inspiration to decorate your new home :)
love you!

Michelle said...

hang in there...
deep breaths...
& remember time flies