Tuesday, July 15, 2008


We have a volunteer intern at work - an exchange student from China. She's finished her high school work here, and is taking college courses here in Seattle. She's from a small island in China, speaks perfect English with no accent, has a perfect GPA, and goes by the name "Echo". She's pretty, and crazy stylish, and sweet and just wonderful to be around. Everyone adores her. I love having her help us out for a short time each week ... she reminds me what it's like to be that age, to have a huge life in front of her filled with whatever she wants, to be brilliant and full of possibilities.

She and her classmates took a field trip last week down to Mount Rainier, and she e-mailed me this picture today. It's perfect. Absolutely perfect.

I love living here. Especially in the gorgeous summer. Y'all should visit.


Anonymous said...

I love summers there. Its the every-other-season that I can't deal with.

Rain is too depressing.

LSL said...

Wonderful! Wonderful post, wonderful picture.

Iron Fist said...

The PacNW is all kinds of awesome in the summer, definitely.

Cincy Diva said...

My sister lives in Renton. I fell in love with Seattle several years ago. I hope to move there someday.

madhouse 6 said...

when should i come for a visit?