May 6, 2004
After a long, hard day, it was so pleasant, so relaxing to sit outside on the back porch and enjoy a steak dinner fresh from the grill. It was a perfect start of a long weekend, a mini-vacation for me. Within minutes of settling into the chair on the back deck, everything else was a million miles away, the world outside the Gatehouse walls and fences faded away into oblivion. So much of my time with him is like that, we somehow create a little cocoon for ourselves, even when we are out and about in the world at large.