A month ago– a mere four weeks–I was sitting on this busy square in downtown Karlsruhe, Germany, enjoying a latte at a sidewalk cafe and idly sketching the scene in front of me, busy (still!) with construction of an underground train system. I would make sketches of the most normal scenes, because everything offers practice for the eye. But, now when I pick up my sketchbooks, a whole lot of other memories come flooding back to me. It is amazing how everything little thing we did on this recent trip is now so utterly important to hold on to as a memory, never to let go at least of this.