But I have managed to unpack from my Ireland trip.
If only to clear out the suitcase and get ready for the next trip: A writing seminar in Auvillar, France.
I received a scholarship from an arts supporter to attend the course, taught by an author I love, Jamie Cat Callan. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Modern Love section, and she has written a delightful book called "French Women Don't Sleep Alone." I devoured it when I got home from Paris last spring, and have read it several times since. The pages are earmarked, chocolate-stained and scribbled upon. I can't wait to study under Jamie in Auvillar in September.
Until then, I'm dividing my time between working on the tunes I learned in Ireland and composing new ones, and working on a writing project I'm very excited about.
Now, what to pack...