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Photo and text by Gabrielle.

Hello, Friends. Happy Friday! How are you? Did you have a good week? Mine has absolutely flown by. It always does when I’m in a happy place with my family. We’re just so delighted, and feeling so lucky, to be here! As we drove to town yesterday, we saw a sign for a Vide Grenier (it’s like a community tag sale) coming up in our old neighborhood. So we’ve decided that’s our big plan for the weekend. How about you? Anything fun you’re looking forward to?

I’ll keep this update super short (because our wifi hasn’t been restored yet), but I wanted to make sure I shared a few things with you before I sign off:

– Xanadu! A few weeks ago I mentioned our dear friend, Chris Clark has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease). Chris is an award-winning play director, and to support him and his family, the original cast of his legendary production of Xanadu is putting on new performances of the show this week and next. Magical! Plus, there’s a silent auction too! Find ticket info and donation info here.

– Christo’s newest project. When we lived in New York, our family (along with millions of others) saw Christo’s Gates in Central Park. I love it so much. Have you ever had a chance to see his work? (NYT)

– Woah. I still stunned at this news. Feels like end of days. So awful.

– How to do unemployment right.

– How to fix feminism. (NYT)

– How to escape from a cult in the 21st century.

– Oh my word. So good! Did you see Maya Rudolph’s commercial for Seventh Generation? She’s the best.

Why I Gave Up on Waiting.

– Singing to the dying.

– On the myth of the catty woman. (NYT)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I’ll meet you back here on Monday. I miss you already.

kisses,
Gabrielle

P.S. — We made the most of our 6-hour layover in Stockholm on Tuesday. You can see a photo at top. We took a train into the city and ate a big Swedish feast, then walked around Old Town, listening to live music and taking in the gorgeous city. Such a cool place!