Shannon will serve as my white sage, my spiritual cleanser of any and all chaotic energies remaining from another long, hard day.
There were three particularly uplifting aspects to my day: 1) A new friend stopped by for a quick visit before leaving to Peru. I was too busy to do some genuine hanging out, but her presence was appreciated... especially because she introduced me to causa! 2) I was treated to a delectable cup of espresso gelato from Grom (and gifted shortbread cookies by their lovely staff!) And... 3) For those of you that know me in person, the kid-mania-shmaltz will kill you, but... There was the sweetest little girl, about 4 or 5, at the cafe downstairs and we had a chit-chat while waiting in line to pay! She was shy at first, but soon enough came out of her shell. On my way out and back to the office, she shouted "Bye, pretty lady!" I smiled soooooo widely and shouted waved back, "Bye, pretty girl!" .... Then I proceeded to eat an overpriced (and overly salted) chicken salad.