The night I took that picture - Saturday, I think - was the last day of winter's tight grasp on this city. It's melting! The temperature has been above freezing for several days in a row, the clothes are peeling off, and the light seems suddenly as exuberant as the dogs chasing around the park.
I haven't been out too much because I've been swamped with work, but I've been enjoying it every chance I've had. Tonight J. has taken off - on his bike! - to an end-of-French-class party with his classmates, nearly all of whom are about half his age, and from all over the world. Last night he passed his final exams for Niveau 2 (Level 2) and deserves every moment of celebration - that represented a huge amount of hard work for the past two months. Bon travail et félicitations, mon cher ami! As for me, I hope to be back writing here more regularly soon.
How's everyone doing out there? Is spring coming yet? I know the Californians and Vancouverites are already enjoying some spring-like weather, and a friend in England mentioned that her plum tree was starting to blossom. We are still a long ways from that here, but at last we can feel it coming. Good for me, not so great for these guys, who were enjoying the ice this weekend: