It has been a long and very full day. I had hoped to be in bed before now.
But the day gifted me with a short unexpected visit with someone from out of the country, and a fuller visit and impromptu dinner later this evening. This process of discovering other people, who they are, what their adventures have been---a delight, a surprise, a gift.
We visited the downstairs---the davvenen room, which still holds such and intense essence of the feeling of my beloved's presence; the library, full to bursting with wisdom, much of it inaccessible to me because I did not start learning the necessary languages early enough for fluency.
I am flanked now by deeply sleeping cats, and they are broadcasting the message: you should be doing what we are doing.
And they are right. Good night.