Wherever The Fancy Takes You - Expatlog

Wherever The Fancy Takes You - Expatlog

J & T returned to school yesterday and already the summer seems like a memory. I wrote this piece last week – it feels a million miles away right now…

When it comes to doing nothing in a professional capacity we’re at the top of our game, and I say this proudly without a trace of shame. Some people pack their holidays so full of activities I wonder if they ever get a chance to just stop and hear the cicadas. I’m with John Lennon: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

“Can we go on an adventure today?” J asks between bites of toast, watching T exploratively pushing down on the rim of his plate with a sticky finger. We lock eyes in knowing acknowledgement when he finally flips it over, expertly transferring crumbs in one smooth move from designated receptacle to table. “Sure, why not. Let’s pack a picnic, grab the fishing nets and make a day of it.”

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