Riding the Sky to California


The nice people of Southwest Airlines dropped me off at LAX last night. And then the most wonderful Klein family picked me up from the aeroporto in their rad ’90 Volvo wagon. We rode around Angel town with the windows down and I lamented the loss of my old dark green ’90 Volvo 240.

Its name was Volvino, as I hypothesized that it was somehow a Swedish-Italian hybrid. We sold it after I moved to Portugal, and after its breaks failed me while driving north on highway 301.

I am happy as a clam in California. The sun is smiling out loud and it is not humid at all. The Kleins left me good coffee and I enjoyed the first responsibility-less morning and afternoon I’ve found in quite a long time. I went on a little run and the San Gabriel mountains cheered me on through the flower crested streets. I picked up a small flower and ran with it, just because I could.

Tomorrow at (yikes) 8am I’ll start two weeks of class in Pasadena with my Fuller cohort. It will be our last two weeks together, and then we’ll go on to finish our electives and then graduate like cylinders. I shall be done in the Spring!

(Balloons over California by MS4JAH)

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11 Responses to “Riding the Sky to California”
  1. a girl who collects shells says:

    I appreciate your simplicity label. Sometimes, I find feathers on my runs. Flower&feather runs are the best kinds.

  2. elizabeth says:

    i’ve just read the intro so far….he makes me laugh. i’ll let you know what i think about the rest of the book though!

  3. elizabeth says:

    we got a special surprise in the mail today…thank you! i love that you put some jump, little children on there…one day i’ll tell you all about how i followed them around the southeast for 2 years of my life. yeah, seriously.

  4. Brian Heasley says:

    Jenelle, I so want to do this course in global leadership, do they do scholarships?

  5. Rachel says:

    hey there…I’ve been happily mango-ing here (thank you!), only wishing that it was playing in our old kitchen with a bottle of wine and good friends and me!

    ps. – blog silence (barely) broken. : )

  6. Rachel says:

    PS. You can now listen to the whole Trumpet Child album at overtherhine.com (yay!), so I’ll be waiting for your interpretation of “Don’t wait for Tom.” : )

  7. Jenelle says:

    Shell-collector-girl-lovely,
    You are a simplicity label. I really am glad to know you. I wish you’d ride your bike to the other coast now.

  8. Jenelle says:

    Elizabeth,
    I’m very happy to imagine you girls with a mango on your stereo. I’m very interested to hear your thoughts on M. Driscoll’s book as you read it…and about this crazy 2 year tour you took following Jump, Little Children. They have one of the nicest band names ever.

  9. Jenelle says:

    Brian,
    I just heard some good news about Financial Aid and this rad program. I’ll try to get it in writing and email it to you.

  10. Jenelle says:

    Rachel,
    Did I tell you that our old apartment is available again? Mary said John is trying to sell it. But I’m trying to get Stefanie, the new YL intern, to rent it with Jasmin! Pray!

    p.s. Thanks for the Trumpet Update…such good news. Review to follow…

  11. Rachel says:

    about our apartment…I had a dream about it last night, blog post to follow.

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