As you know, my computer crashed on Monday and I am unable to get a new one until July 18th when I'm in London. The French keyboards have a different configuration than English ones; alas, computer companies will not deliver to France. But thank you for your many messages of commiseration and suggestions!
Besides being unable to post or read your posts the last few days, I missed an opportunity to participate in a radio program about immigrant children trying to avoid deportation. Alas, I saw the invitation only this afternoon, when a rented (available for one week only) laptop was delivered. Being without computer access is like having a hotline to the world suddenly cut!
Thank you for your wonderful and heartfelt messages of support and solidarity, with regards to my upcoming surgery. I am deeply touched by your immense kindness and generosity. Truly, I am blessed to be part of such an amazing worldwide community of writers, artists and kindred spirits. Merci beaucoup, mes amis! I will be responding to your lovely messages.