Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bridging

Today is my last full day in Lyon, and lucky me, I get to spend it escorting ENS-LSH applicants from one room to the next. It's an intense process--the candidates draw a subject from a box, spend one hour preparing their comments, then present their remarks before a jury for the next half hour. I'm glad that the hardest thing I have to do is hold their cell phones if they need a potty break.

It just so happens that the public transportation went on strike today as well, so I had to bike to work. At first I was pretty grumpy about the extra physical effort, but the ride along the river was so beautiful that I ultimately felt grateful. In a way, it was a nice farewell tribute to the city and its wonderful bridges.

I suppose that we will soon be bridging as well. While the body of water we will cross is a bit bigger than the Rhone, we're still anxious to see what (and who) is on the other side.

2 comments:

jennyb said...

We wish you safe travels home!

Hope we were going to be around to welcome you back and help you move in, but we are leaving in a few hours. We did leave you a message on your dishwasher though :)

Jackie said...

I can't believe it is time for you to come back already!!! I'm so excited we will get to see you again! Hope the trip back goes okay!