photo by Livia Meneghin

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Welcome to my blog. I'm spending a year capturing happiness, and I invite you to come along as I journey toward a more joyful living. I also write about travel, food, and matters of the spirit. Hope you enjoy!

Grieving

Grieving

They say shared joy is double joy, shared sorrow is half sorrow. Today I offered to grieve with my boss and share the burden of her sorrow: yesterday her daughter left to study for a semester in Thessaloniki. She was sad her daughter was in Greece; I was sad that I was not. We commiserated by eating dinner at the Greek restaurant, Kleos. 

The idea originated because I wanted to thank her for writing a recommendation letter for me to be an English teacher in Greece through the Fulbright program. But this evening evolved from details about packing for Greece into a really awesome and deep conversation (and would it surprise anyone to know that I managed to find a way to recommend the book Who is this Man?)

I've always been grateful to work where I do and to have the supervisor that I have--she's honestly the best in the world. But I'm really happy for this evening and the new places we went. 

Kefthedes (meatballs) with tzatziki

Kefthedes (meatballs) with tzatziki

Honey Butter

Honey Butter

Round Table

Round Table