And then sometimes the days come when I have exhausted myself and cannot understand why I want to pursue all those projects, feel empty and tired and lonely. Fortunately, 21st century and internet connection allows us to connect also remotely. I am sincerely grateful to my friends who spoke and wrote to me this week, encouraging, giving tips on vitamins, being with me remotely but allowing me to feel loved. I love you too, guys!
What I wanted to say with all this rambling? Maybe that despite the challenges I met (subjective or objective) and despite the fact that everything is not going exactly according to my plans, I am grateful being here. I love this place (read an article claiming Amherst as 6th best town to live in the US), I love the inspiration and possibilities it gives, and I love the way it looks, especially in the fall. Hopefully I will depart from my desk for longer than an hour or two during weekend and will visit someplace nice.
I often think my mom would love this place. Intellectually stimulating, with university around the corner, art galleries, cultural events taking place on regular basis. And the nature - mountains all around the horizon. When I visit different places, hike the trails, find new grocery stores (like the Chinese place around the corner), or try different restaurants, I imagine taking her or some of my friends to these places. I know the places Gerda loved and would loved if we had found them last time. Strange feeling, wanting to show this neighborhood to my family and friends.