From Amy Thomas, author of Paris, My Sweet. A love affair with Paris, New York, sweets and, now, a little girl named Parker.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Waking up 41
Life has been pretty singularly focused these past two
weeks.The new apartment.
A new neighborhood.
A new place to put my books.
It’s also been a time to reflect. How could it not be?
Passages. They’re so bittersweet. I have so much to look forward to, and have
said goodbye to so many other things, people and places.
In between getting settled in Brooklyn, I turned 41. I had a
family reunion. I read a book about a wedding and saw a movie about life and
love. I had this Colson Whitehead article bookmarked for some time and just got around to
reading it, which seemed so appropriate.
I guess it’s all to say that life is so magnificent. So
beautiful and so full of pain. So many little things and reasons to be filled with gratitude and