Saturday, March 25, 2006

Back across the pond ...

Early tomorrow (Sunday) morning I leave for a two-month stay in New York. I will be writing now and then about how it feels to be back in America; I can’t imagine it because I have never been away for so long.

His Holiness is about as settled as he is going to be, he likes his nursery school and his new nanny … but he knows I am leaving. This afternoon before he fell asleep for his afternoon nap, we lay side-by-side on the bed and he told me he loved me and let me hold his hand. He fell asleep smiling, the little spaces between his teeth showing and his cheeks all puffy and pink with life and joy. Once sleep overcame him his face settled into perfect softness and I looked at him for the longest time, but never long enough.