One of the draw backs to living internationally is that you leave behind your support network of family and friends. Not only do you end up living a distance away from them, but often times the time difference makes reaching out hard.
I am struggling through an essay right now which is really important to me. It’s a broad rambling analysis of the cultural and creative fields in America and developments over the last decade. I have lots of great information and I know what I want to say but I just need some help focusing and framing. And I am on a dealing of course. Normally I would talk to Megan about this. Or Michael, or Em or the Pietsch’s or or or, but everyone is asleep or away. It’s tough, we talk so often about how small the world is. But then there are salient moments when the distance actually feels really big. When what you need more than anything else is a cup of coffee with a friend and someone to help you organize your thoughts and everyone you’d normally get advice from is in bed.