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Sunset on Sunset Avenue

I arrived in Seattle just in time. My dearest, oldest friend’s father died as I was en route, and the service was this week. On a cold and dreary day, fortunately I had a dark dress with me, and I quickly ran and bought stockings, which are so irrelevant in the heat and humidity of August in Doha, and so necessary for a relatively formal occasion in Seattle.

Last night, we got together and walked, something we have done through the years, and then grabbed a bite to eat. We walked along Sunset Avenue, in Edmonds, just as the sun was setting.

In one of the yards, we saw this wonderful tarted-up piece of driftwood:


The light was glorious:

August 31, 2009 - Posted by | Beauty, Exercise, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Friends & Friendship, Interconnected, Living Conditions, Public Art, Seattle, Travel


  1. I’m glad you were able to be there for your friend. You have a way of doing that!

    Comment by grammy | August 31, 2009 | Reply

  2. She was the apple of her dad’s eye. His loss will leave a big hole in her life. Being here at the right time is none of my doing – and I thank God; his timing was perfect. We did a lot of walking therapy! Got those endorphins going! 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 31, 2009 | Reply

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