At the home of my friends, Leticia and Eduardo, and their beautiful baby, Alvaro. I arrived here without any problems. Flew out of Miami a little late, but arrived here in Madrid without any problem. I came up out of the subway station near my friends´ house, and I breathed a huge sigh of relief, of comfort, and of gratitude.
I know I will never be able to explain it, but there is something about this city that feels more like home to me than Charlotte, than Brooklyn, than anyplace else I have ever been or lived. Inexplicable. Undeniable. At home. My dream would be to move here with Steve and the kids to live for a year or two. Perhaps someday...
Anyway, it´s just after 8 pm here, and I am feeling an extra two pounds on each eyelid. I´m exhausted. I will head to bed soon and hope to wake up fully refreshed in the morning. I´ve got all kinds of adventures planned... let´s see if I can get them all done in the few days I have here.
Thanks to all of you who have said you will keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I covet every one. I plan to take copious notes, hundreds of photos, and write lots of stories upon my return. Perhaps I can post a few tales while I am here.
In any case, I´m here in Madrid.
Feeling tired, but feeling very good.
Hasta mañana. (See you tomorrow...)
Besos pa´todos. (Kisses for everyone.)