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December 24, 2015
I can't fill the holes, but the rest of the birthday landscape is dotted with sweet traditions and new adventures. Morning coffee alone, then mimosas and biscotti with kind friends who speak from the heart; choral music and coloring in my new grown-up coloring book; sweet, briny, meaty oysters with Muscadet and a sliver of pale sun breaking through the rain on the waterfront; an impromptu acceptance of a surprise invitation to be feted, fed, wined and talked at; and finally to bed and bedding...and a few more episodes of our latest binge. With chocolate, of course. 64!