On the way into town for my (ridiculously early) visa interview today, I was thinking about three beautiful things, and how Clare of the original 3BT blog manages to do it every day. It must take a lot of creativity and determination and discipline. But then today was one of those days when beautiful thing after beautiful thing kept happening...
1. The poppies on the disused train platform seem to come alive in the early morning sunshine.
2. The people at the American Embassy were not as scary as I had been led to believe by the website.
3. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden all smiled at me from the wall of the waiting room, seemingly genuine welcome-to-America smiles.
4. My visa got approved after not that many scary questions!
5. Fresh orange juice, almond croissant, and a coffee to celebrate.
6. Politico's Senior Editor is in town for a lecture on the American election. I overcome my fear and speak to him about internships, and start to dream.
7. The Brussels metro is, randomly, playing a song by one of my favourite Spanish bands.