I had planned on ending the Third Wave Series with The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill but ran into all kinds of complications when researching the backstory, especially regarding credit as to who was responsible for what. There was a rather nasty lawsuit about production and contribution credits, and though it was settled in court, I’m still not confident I can say with certainty “Lauryn did this” or “New Ark did that.” Mis-crediting artists is a sin I’d rather avoid—I’ve done it a couple of times and thankfully my always-attentive readers pointed out my mistake without beating the hell out of me. Anyway, Lauryn will have to wait for another day when I have more time and energy to devote to unraveling the mysteries.
I will admit that my time-and-energy dynamic is out-of-kilter because I’ve been cooped up in my house for what, three months? four months?—it seems like forever. Now that the government has loosened some of the travel restrictions and there actually safe places to go, I’ve decided to take a long-overdue vacation.
Yes, I’m taking my partner, whom I still love very much even after spending all that time together while under house arrest.
Even with the loosening of restrictions, there remain so many variables in play that our vacation is filled with if-then scenarios. As I don’t trust the airlines or the trains quite yet, we’ll be driving our little Peugeot 108 with all available space crammed with girl clothes and sex apparel. Our first stop will be Biarritz, where we’ll spend a few days and hope that the Spanish authorities haven’t re-closed the borders due to a spike. We’d love to spend some time poking around in Basque Country (depending on how safe we feel there) before heading over to Oporto in Portugal (Portugal’s supposed to be the safest place on the continent). Again, depending on how things go with the virus, we’ll then drive to Madrid so my partner can bond with family.
I have no idea how long I’ll be gone, which sounds fucking wonderful. As I’m leaving my laptop behind, the only digital technology I’ll have with me is my iPhone, so there will likely be a delay in responding to comments.
Rester en sécurité et en bonne santé—à bientôt!