my dear sweet tashlet came to surprise steph and i for six lovely days in seattle. she and chris pulled the wool over my eyes with total success--i was flabbergasted when she walked through our front door!
we had quiet but lovely adventures together. it doesn't take much to make us happy.
we mostly like long walks, quality conversation, a good read, and delicious food. also spooning.
we were able to spend her final evening with sweet chris over drinks (and nom noms); we both lovingly refer to him as "boo." he makes us laugh so heartily. and look how well we clean up!
it is good to know and be known. it is good to have friends who understand your rhythm and take delight in it, seeing the world through your eyes. and it is good to have people who bring you peace and invite you to share your deepest feelings with courage. tasha is one of these people for me, and i am thankful for the bright spot she provided amidst the hard work of everyday life here.
if anything, i am trying to take from her visit a reminder to treasure the present. seeing seattle through her eyes again made me realize how truly beautiful it is to be in this quirky, rainy city, with good company to boot. the visit of a loved one who is no longer part of your daily life can help you remember not to take for granted those part of your everyday, right now.
"Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. 'Pooh,' he whispered.
'Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. 'I just wanted to be sure of you.'"