can I just offer an insight into the northeast american seaboard and maybe morth american -
it's an older part of society that socially is VERY closed - until you have proven yourself for a while -
so I have found -
Did Spain promote a healthy sense of self for you?
Or did it mask a problem?
why did you leave?
think of criterion you are basing stuff on -
I hope you will be where it is nicest for you -
in all senses - for your work life -
for your social life -
where you might have a network already -
donig it all over again - is very hard -
but can be rewarding -
I mean - I also hope that if you were to go back to Spain - You would know that it wouldn't be the same Spain 11 years that you left ago---
is the job thing still possible?
It might take you to Paris?
And Other places -?
Mike Church once said to me -Mark be ware of the geographic cure -
Well - I think I understood his idea - But Canada was so the right place for me to come too - politically and socially - culurally -
with his 'reasoning' in mind - and fortifying my thoughts as to why I have actually come here - and why I plan to stay here -
I did not come for sheer geographic cure -
It was political and cultural and social
- and frankly - although with coming here for this in mind-
I did not realize how wonderful the experience - and new life would be -
It is really darn hard - but also - wow!
I also now I find myself with so many wonderful choices - it really is a whole new set of wows!
and a huge self control - direction and determination thing -
It's wonderful - and a bit scary - and hard -
most excellent things are no? OMG
anyway - have a good night - and truly -
make a fair decision for you -
and your future - and all stuff - you want now and down the line - it's a tough call - tap into all your resources -
perhaps - make a recognizance mission to just check things out -
perhaps where there might be some people you
may know -even if not so well -
so that you're not shocking yourself -
with such newness -
a newness that could add to the stress of the move -
and take away from the benefit - and the better
enjoyment of it you could have - despite the inevitable stress of it -
Happy 2006 too !
I went to bed at 9ish and woke up at 6 - one glass of port !- and a good walk in the morning!
this is my pattern mostly - and frankly - favorite!
although the best New Year's was spent at an observatory - looking at Hailey's Comet -
ok sounds pretensious - I didn't organize it -
I was just tagging along -but it was in the middle of no where - and just super -!