In an effort to not go insane this week, and in keeping with my mantra of “Distract! Distract! Distract!”, I’d like to share with you a couple of my favorite things. They have nothing to do with baby-making.
I saw this Ted talk by Isabel Allende and became immediately infatuated. Such that I took it upon myself to start reading her books – in Spanish. Granted, so far the book reading experience is less revelatory than listening to the Ted talk, as every other sentence sends me switching out of my Kindle App into my online Spanish-English dictionary to figure out what the heck a juala is or some such thing. But I trust that will get better with time. (Like, for example, I totally know juala now. It’s a cage.)
But yes, Ms. Allende. She is the kind of woman I aspire to be when I am older: braver, more irreverent, more sincere. (Also brilliant, hilarious, beautiful, wise, rich and published would all be great.)
I leave you with this. It’s worth a listen.