ON THE BACK BURNER

Nov. 2

I wish some one would say to me” oh, you are alone.How sad”. Because now, thanks to a letter to the editor in the NYT, I know what to say. A woman traveling alone and eating lunch in a restaurant in France had the experience of another woman coming up to her table and make the “sad” remark. I liked her response so much that I clipped her letter and I am saving it. Her response was,”I’m not alone. I’m free”. She continued  in her letter to the editor, that every woman in the restaurant applauded. Good for her. I’ve traveled alone and had some meals alone. It’s not a big deal. I do make the point when I am being seated that I would rather have another table. It’s a power move, tells the maitre de that I won’t sit at a table no one else wants. Try it. It gives you a short term rush.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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That lavender sounds very nice!

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