Lord, give me the Serenity to accept

That which I cannot change;

The Courage to change that which I can;

And the Wisdom to know the difference. Amen.

(A.A. prayer, Anonymous)

So on the 12th of August I climbed into Miss Pumpkin (my trusty 1007 Orange Peugeot) and took off for my retreat in the Swiss Alps feeling absolutely certain that Salomé was in the best care possible and that she would spend a marvelous ten days loved and entertained by my downstairs neighbor and her family. Continue reading