Today we hosted Jim and Ann for lunch, and spent two good hours in cheer and laughter. The time flew by amid informal chatter among longtime friends. I’ve known Jim for 40 years and Ann maybe 35, and Delycia has known them almost as long as she’s known me - 7+ years – so it was truly a day of friendship. I was the cook today, and surprisingly, I felt fairly relaxed as I prepared things this morning. It was almost a time of meditation for me as I focused on the present moment and simply tried to appreciate each step as it took place.
We ended with laughs and hugs, and I hope we can do it again soon.
|* full moon on the morning of the first day of spring *|