I sniffed. Ah, lemon. The smell of clean. “Shukran, Fatiha,” I expressed my thanks as I followed my house helper out the front door. I loved Wednesdays. It meant a visit from Fatiha who doused my tile floors with buckets of water and “Monsieur Propre” (the Mr. Clean equivalent), finished my dirty dishes, and swept … More Even though
Salé, our home for the last two years, was a previous haven for Barbary pirates! Its complex history is as colorful as its tile. I enjoyed reminiscing today! Viewing Rabat across the river Bouregreg. (Once our kids kayaked up this river!)
The last few months knocked the wind out of me. Change and goodbyes deepen the beauty in life but also dehydrate due to the quantity of tears shed! Instead of listing out a timeline, I thought that I’d post three photos taken of our family with approximately one month in between of each. The first … More Capturing moments in time
On May 23, 2015 we boarded Qatar Airways out of Casablanca on a one-way ticket back to the US. We flew 7 hours east to Doha and then 14 hours west to Chicago. Even though this meant 14 more hours in the air, it gave me lots of time to think again about our leaving, … More Leaving on a jet plane
“What is a goodbye? It is an empty place in us. It is any situation in which there is some kind of loss, some incompleteness, when a space is created in us that cries out to be filled. Goodbyes are any of those times when we find ourselves without a someone or something that has … More Goodbyes
Chefchaouen, Morocco is one of my favorite cities. The colors, the mountains, and the mystique won’t fade quickly from my memory.
We have now landed in the US, but this was a draft that I never posted. I won’t quickly forget driving in Morocco… When I step into the car my mind often goes to the 80s song by the Fine Young Cannibals, “She drives me crazy.” But I sing it with an “it” instead of … More Crazy driving