Love Story: Page 7
October 5, 2015
Page 7 June 2000 – Risser’s Beach, Nova Scotia The night after my sister arrived, we drove to the beach, late. We picked up her beautiful friend, Gill, on the way. I remember this quiet feeling of futility, knowing that Achim was going to meet her. Sigh.
Love Story: Page 6
October 4, 2015
Page 6 June 2000 – South Shore, Nova Scotia I had one half-day of school left before summer vacation began. My mom sent Achim to pick me up, and in a testament to how completely oblivious I was to any romantic possibility, I hadn’t even told my two best friends about him. They call it a “slow-motion […]
Love Story: Page 5
October 1, 2015
Page 5 June 2000 – Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia I flew home to my maritime teenage microcosm. Track meets, school dances, the creative avoidance of math homework, and the endless search for a ride, somewhere, anywhere. My sister finished the school year in Germany and booked a flight for June, just as Achim’s time in Goose Bay wrapped up. […]
Love Story: Page 4
September 28, 2015
Page 4 March 2000 – Cologne, Germany That visit to Germany was barely two weeks. March break from school, plus a little. Maybe I’m lingering too long, there is a lot to tell after that. But it sparkles in my mind like it wants to be shared.
Love Story: Page 3
September 27, 2015
Page 3 March, 2000 – Rheinbach, Germany He took us to a castle ruin one night, over a thousand years old. We padded quickly up, up the winding path through the blue dusk, between throngs of stinging nettle, over polished roots and rocks.
Love Story: Page 2
September 24, 2015
Page 2 March 2000 – Oberdrees, Germany I assumed that we would never meet. Another continent, with only a weak social tie; plus he was 5 years older than me, which might as well be a generation when you are 14. Still, I remembered him. It was something like a celebrity crush, where probability has no bearing […]
Love Story: Page 1
September 22, 2015
Page 1 I hate to start on a sad note. I promise, most of this story is happy. But it’s a true story, and the thing about true stories is that they are sometimes sad.
A Love Story in 30 Days
September 19, 2015
Hello from the Netherlands! After all that baby hooplah, we’ve finally managed to squeeze in a little family time by the sea. It’s been really good. Well, okay it’s rained every day, but I gotta say – and hold on to your hat, because this is seriously sentimental – all that rain does help you […]
Anger Management, As Told By Cats
July 17, 2015
I’ve made something kinda nice and relevant for me, that I hope you find helpful too! Five interesting tips on keeping calm – getting a little less angry! Illustrated with cute cats, as one does 😉 . But first – because it’s been a hundred thousand years, a little update and some context! As I write this, […]
A Sweet Valentine’s Day Activity
February 12, 2015
Hey Guys! So, how are you with Valentine’s Day? Such a divisive one, ol’ V day! Thankfully, my good mom always made a thing of it with us at home (she still sends us cards and treats!), and it seems to have blessedly stuck as a nice time to celebrate love of all kinds, without much romantic pressure. I’ll maybe make some heart-shaped pancakes […]