Monday, November 14, 2011
One day last week, Abbott had a playdate with a friend after school. Cal and I dropped in on a friend of mine who lives in the same neighborhood, while we waited for him. It felt good to be able to do that - I wish my life was more full of dropping by and having people do the same, here. This all took place across town, in the neighborhood we used to live in. We lived within walking distance of this friend. I found myself looking around, a bit in awe. The architecture, the views, the vibe all felt unfamiliar, and spectacular because of it. I remember after moving, thinking about how much more I like it where we are now, compared to where we were. As the saying goes, familiarity breeds contempt, I suppose.
This friend and I have similar tastes in books, among other things. I can reliably get a good title from her, and have passed on many good ones her way. She recommended The Dovekeepers that afternoon. I'm a little way into it and so far, I'm spellbound.