February 17, 2003
She writes before I have the time. She ends each letter with a goodbye in a foreign language. I guess she has traveled but she has only told me about her overseas apartment. I can't catch her details but I can feel her enthusiasm. She doesn't respond to my jokes but has that overt sense of encouragement and, "hey, why not tell me how things are when you get the chance". She told me that she was planning on visiting. I told her I lived far away. I'd told her that I would write infrequently. She responded the next day.