October 28, 2015
After Frances leaves, the Giving Garden volunteers gather for a last harvest dinner chez moi. Excellent food and wine, lots of loud, layered conversation, people clearly happy to be with each other indoors, in clean, dry clothes. Meghan expounds on her ideas for next season and I know all will be well. I hand out gifts, make a short, fairly unsentimental speech and realize later that there were no speeches about me. Our commitment to the cause and connection to each other is pretty much taken for granted. We all just show up, most of the time. I like that.