Hubby's second cousin is visiting on short notice. He is a really sweet kid. Last I saw him, he was walking around in his underpants at his grandma's house. In a blink of an eyelash and 12 years later, he walks through our front door as a handsome college graduate, funny and articulate. I was so verklempt upon seeing him, I had to call his mom out in California. How did this happen? And she could only laugh and agree, I know, I know!
The kid came from PA and didn't even bring a backpack or toothbrush, it was so curious. He had dinner with us, spent the night, and then this morning, asked if he could stay another night. Of course! I replied, stay as long as you want or need! His visit also reminds me of hard times these graduates face. There aren't a ton of internships or jobs to be had. He's on a wait list to teach in Asia. Though putting on a pretty convincing brave face, he has next steps to figure out.
What's he going to do? hubby asked when I called to tell him his cousin would be spending another night.
I don't know, but I'm okay with it if he wants to stay. It's probably less stressful for him to be here rather than back at school where most people who have graduated have left already.
He didn't even bring clothes!
Well, he'll borrow some of yours... he told me he feels relaxed here. He hinted that his stomach was weird at dinner and I think he's not been eating properly. He's carrying around that bag of sliced sour dough bread...! As far as I'm concerned, he can stay as long as he wants. Are you okay with that?
Yes, he agreed, it's fine.
Scultpure & Console by Patrick Weder — ICFF 2013
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