Everything’s good. We extricated Jade from the insidious French child protection system that believes that a minor who leaves an affluent, non-abusive home to live with street bums has the capacity to make wise decisions. We prayed at Notre Dame in Strasbourg the Sunday before Jade’s Monday custody hearing and it must have worked because God apparently whispered in the child protection judge’s ear, “Hello!? What ARE you thinking?!” But in French, of course. Jade has gone to the U.S. with her father to a secure school that will help her with her adolescent problems and to continue her education. I am in Sens, in order to recover my sanity and sense of humor
I ate this in Strasbourg. It was okay. I wanted scrambled eggs but the cook, a specialist, only knew one way to make eggs; fried.