End of an Era.
Spending a quiet night in, which is rather atypical for the holiday. Yet I don’t see much point in celebrating, or adding to the wretched din of what passes for “political discourse” around these parts. So I keep to myself, sip some tea and breathe deeply.
Also, the office move was successful and I’m currently adjusting to more sleep, less commute time, and a plethora of excellent food choices. My home life is stable, and the garden bursts forth with blueberries, zucchini, tomatoes & glorious herbs. Things are good, in the microcosm. Of course, that can change at any moment; it’s important to be flexible and stay prepared.
Keeping in touch with friends and loved ones is also essential. Much of my 4-day holiday was spent clearing out an old email account: over 10 years of missives, check-ins, births, deaths, moves, blasts from the past, tentative new connections, amazing bon mots and tales of heartbreak. It was deeply cathartic – at times overwhelmingly so – but what I took away from the process is how lucky I am to have such smart, creative, funny and loving friends in my life. You know who you are, and you rock!