May 4, 2009

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Well, I did not get my wish for Saturday.  I did not get this sky.  The rain came precisely at 2:00, stopped after about fifteen minutes to start again about an hour later in a crazy melodramatic deluge akin to something one sees in cinema: sheets, torrents, and thunderclaps, oh my!

Thankfully, despite the rain, the afternoon social was a success.  Yay!  There were twenty-five cheery guests, each eager for snacks of every stripe, lemonade and some for whiskey, too, myself included.  Have I mentioned how much I love whiskey?  Indubitably – with Coke, lemonade, orange juice, tamarind soda, a splash of sparkling water and cherry juice, with a cherry on top – quite fine.

We did get to spend a little time out on the patio before it turned vicious, admiring the garden and enjoying the good company of neighbors.  I feel wonderfully blessed to know and be in the presence of such fine, kind-hearted people.  Life is good.