Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I'm Back...

I was hoping to write something nice, a little poem that has been taking shape in my mind on the last night on the beach before our return. Find a nice picture. Organise my thoughts on what I've seen on this trip and share them with you. Instead I’m offering an apology.

Our return flight was delayed by six hours, which luckily we spent in the hotel and not at the airport. That means we left Varadero at 3:30 am, on Sunday morning, and arrived in Montreal at 7 am. Daylight Saving Time hit me with full force (we still had that precious extra hour in Cuba for another week). I had to go back to work on Monday. The prosaic life has found its course again...

But even now, I can hardly keep my eyes open. I’m an automaton with a brain of molasses, whose only thought is that Earth’s gravitational pull has somehow mysteriously increased in this part of the world.

I have to sleep… I look at the mounds of snow that hide the houses and imagine myself as a hibernating creature, untimely awoken from her sweet sleep. A sleep in which she dreamt of white beaches, and warm seas, and palm trees...

I’ll be back soon...

14 comments:

Emperor Ropi said...

Just relax a lot. I was very tired when I arrived home from Scotland and I had school next day.

jason evans said...

I'm looking foward to seeing you back (when you're properly rested). I hope the trip was wonderful!

Bernita said...

My husband swears he saw a pair of robins this morning.
All I see is snow.

Lisa said...

Welcome back and yes -- those vacations dictate a further vacation to lie around and recover, don't they?

Jeff said...

Welcome back, Vesper. I hope you had a nice vacation.

Hotwire said...

welcome back to the first day of spring (but looking outside you'd never know it...)

strugglingwriter said...

Welcome back :)

Aine said...

Glad to see you back! We missed your brand of beauty. I hope you get lots of rest so that you recover properly!

Ello said...

WElcome back! Can't wait to hear about your trip!

ChristineEldin said...

Welcome home!! Can't wait to hear about your trip!
:-)

Jon M said...

Welcome back!

Akasha Savage said...

Welcome back vesper.
I know how you feel, last summer our flight home was delayed by twelve hours, we were all exhausted mentally and physically by the time we got back to English turf.

Travis Erwin said...

There is nothing like sleeping in your own bed.

Vesper said...

My friends, I thank you for thinking of me and for your kind words. I'm very grateful that you haven't forgotten me! :-)
Part of me is glad to be back. Obviously, another part of me would've stayed there forever...

Thanks, Ropi. I think I managed to gradually make up for the lost sleep. Luckily it was a short week. :-)

Jason, you're so nice! :-)Thank you! The trip was wonderful, but I'm also glad to be back among all of you...

Bernita, snow, snow and nothing but snow... Your husband must be an optimist! :-)

Thanks, Lisa, yes, I'd like a double vacation! :-)

Thank you, Jeff. Very nice indeed! :-)

Hotwire, spring? Thank you! :-)

Thank you, Paul! :-)

Aine, thank you! You're saying such nice things... Thank you! :-)

Ello, thank you! :-) I'm trying to put a few things together...

Thank you, Chris! :-) It could never equal your stories...

Thanks, Jon! And, yes, it was last August... :-)

Akasha, thank you! :-) That must have been terrible...

Travis, you're so right... :-)