I am hiding out.

I am supposed to be out of the country right this minute, but we delayed our trip until Sunday. I have maintained the fiction I am not here because I am enjoying having unlimited time to work without the annoyance of phone calls and emails to return. I am also enjoying sitting on the terrace. It’s quiet (except for the recently arrived couple discussing filmmaking downstairs at the pool — she actually just said in response to his “what do you want out of [filmmaking]?”: “I want to be famous . . . ha ha . . I am just kidding.”).

It’s so hot outside and I am trying to acclimate a bit, though all of my acclimation will be defeated by my trip. Still, it’s a gorgeous day, and I am able to accomplish so much while I hide out.