Spring Sprung in the last 10 days

Sometimes when I pack and leave home it’s one season and when I arrive back it’s another. That’s always discombobulating.

Have been on a whirlwhind work-related (full of friends, too) trip around Europe. It’s Spring in some parts and not yet in others.

First there was Ronald’s amazing SenCity event in Den Bosch. I am moved by his commitment to create social spaces for deaf communities and his ability to enlist and enliven volunteers. Beautiful.

SenCity 1

SenCity 3

then room service in the lovely spa hotel where I led a 4.5-day leadership training for guys off oil rigs and their supply ships. The night before it started, I had steak and dark greens (for the iron, right?). The hotel Comwell Borupgaard on the coast north of Copenhagen wins best hotel sauna, room service steak and week of set-menu meals I’ve ever eaten. It was still fairly chilly in Denmark, by the way. Windy and big-winter-boot chilly.

room service steak Snekkersten

Breakfast this morning was in the lovely flat of a friend in Brussels. It was one of those post-party group breakfasts… everyone sleepy, happy and hungry. I’d have been in my pajamas still were it not for my flight home. Fresh-from-the-baker pains au chocolat and big steaming mugs of french pressed coffee are the best post-party breakfast a girl could ask for, don’t you think? Spring sun pouring in through the south-facing windows, an added bonus.

breakfast Brussels 2

When I arrived back in Zurich (in my tall black winter boots, long sleeves, & dark colors) it was 75 degrees farenheit. Across from Tiefenbrunnen train station, these two girls jumped into the lake. Spring’s most definitely sprung here (not in CPH quite yet).

bikini girls ZRH

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Angkor Wat

Quest Physics, Eat, Pray, Love (the film):

“In the end, I’ve come to believe in something I call ‘The Physics of the Quest,’ a force in nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity. The rule of Quest Physics goes something like this:

If you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting – which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments – and set out on a truth-seeking journey – either externally or internally – and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.”

The soundtrack for this post makes me supremely happy: Spandau Ballet’s True is just perfect…