The three of us spent over two hours taking in delicious Italian food last night, talking until we were ready to crash. I even had the chance to talk through my writing plans and intentions, one artist to another, and received the level-headed analysis I needed.
Today, after breakfast, Dev and I took a hiking trek above Lake Lopez. Lovely views, but I have indeed forgotten what it requires to hike in mountain terrain (mainly, well-developed lung capacity!) and in warm, dry weather (your own water). But it was wonderful, and I now have the comforting muscle soreness that tells me I worked hard, but not so hard that I'll suffer tomorrow.
Tonight we're off to see the production of Romeo and Juliet, after a dinner at the local Lebanese restaurant. Tomorrow, we shall play at...something. We'll figure it out.
I feel younger when I'm here. I feel happier and more energetic and lighter. I'm sticking to my plan. Three and a half years from now...