Some of my nearest and dearest got together yesterday, to celebrate our beloved Nancy's birthday. Together we laugh. We cry. We share. We vent. We rejoice. We hold one another's confidences, fears, triumphs, joys and struggles. We prayerfully support each other, and those forms of prayer are as varied as we are.
When three hours feels like three minutes, that is one of life's greatest pleasures.
When the world seems to be falling down around us, and it's easy to despair, we need each other more than ever. To break bread together, raise a glass and share in deep love and respect, is healing and holy.
Here's to turning another year wiser.
Here's to turning towards one another in our homes, communities and greater world.
Here's to turning up the love.