it began innocently enough, just two magazines and a book.
but, it grew.
it grew into this (which is actually very restrained, because i can easily acquire this amount of stuff each month… so for eight months, i think i did a very good job.):every letter and postcard that was mailed to me.
every book i bought from each of my travels around europe.
every journal that i filled with ideas, thoughts, and inspirations.
every pamphlet i picked up from the numerous salons and expos and bakeries and restaurants that i visited.
every magazine article i clipped.
all spread out in 9+ little parcels weighing 5 kilos each, on its way to a new home. my home across the atlantic. in texas.
i’m putting all my faith in the french and american postal system – please please please don’t fail me. the things most precious to me are too heavy for me to bring back as one person. so i sent them on a long journey.
but, if they do get lost, it isn’t the end of the world… which is why the one thing i’m not shipping back are all my bank/housing/work/health/etc documents. because in france, paperwork is king. you lose one sheet of anything, and there goes your chance for accomplishing anything. because i hope to come back, i don’t want to risk losing a thing. those will be traveling by suitcase.
so – hopefully – in a few months (no more than 2, i hope) – there will be a very very very excited and happy cathy in texas posting here with the safe return of her books and papers.