I loved the Halloween photos – Will looked truly gruesome! I also enjoyed the description and photos of your farm visit – I am nostalgic for those fall outings with the kids when they were little. I miss every stage of their growing up, even as I marvel at the process of their unfolding. You say that coat weather has begun there and that seems like an abstract concept here on the equator, where the days are always warm and do not vary in length.
Life here continues to flow along, and is starting to take shape as the weeks pass. My routine includes 3-hour life drawing classes twice a week. I went to my first-ever life drawing class about 2 months ago, so I am very much a beginner. But I greatly enjoy the whole experience of drawing a live model. It is always exciting and vibrant, even when the models get sleepy in the afternoon heat. There are several models (all female) that rotate and I know most of them by now. But not all, as I discovered when I walked into class the other day and found myself facing a handsome Balinese who introduced himself as Agung, translation: Supreme. And he was supremely fit and muscular, a classic Adonis. He told me that in addition to modeling for various classes, he does private modeling and personal training. “I can come to your house and model for you, and also give you personal training,” he offered cheerfully. I couldn’t tell if this was all he was proposing, but I was too flustered to ask questions. He seemed perfectly sincere and innocent, but he sure had all the makings of a gigolo.
And by the way, I still have his phone number. Love, Katherine