(may 8, 2008)
martha gives the best hour and a half pedicures. i had my last martha pedicure yesterday. paying more than ten dollars for a pedicure is going to be painful.
i am also going to miss the groundsmen at work who are always so happy to see you and who today i showed how to ‘talk’ with snapdragons. i walked into the office today listening to them say, ‘hello’ while pinching the flowers’ petals.
i will also miss fred and all the corner taxi guys who greet me in the morning and the askari davis who i say hi to every morning and evening on my ways to and from work.
i will miss passion fruit being perpetually in season, calla lilies available by the roadside, and some aspects of working within the machinery of the un.
however, there are a lot of things that i will not miss and that i will be happy to leave behind. including these flat-infesting, disease-spreading, ever-so-irritating mosquitos!