...is drawing to a close. i'm leaving chicago tomorrow. in the apartment upstairs, a little dog is restlessly pacing the floor. everyone else is asleep & i should be. love my family and the time with them...precious.
next week i'm off to peru for a month. the anticipation is building. little things make me eager to walk on cobblestones among old spanish buildings, breathing the high andean air. hearing quechua, feeling that indescribable something that is my south america fix.