I woke up when I wanted to
Stayed in bed until I was ready
Walked in the brisk air. It felt like winter.
Sipped fancy, creamy espresso and put some pieces together thanks to a friend who lent me his ear.
Lunch with family. They brought orange flowers for my living room.
Shrimp ginger dumplings, leftovers given to a homeless man.
A fire in my backyard, sharing time with neighbors.
Sharks won. So did Stanford.
I smell like a campfire as I get on the bus to see an old friend. It’s her birthday.
Reunited, we hug deep, authentically.
Karaoke with wonderfully warm strangers.
I sing Xanadu and drink my first hot toddy of the season.
Back on the bus and home again. I see frost on car windshields during my short walk back.
Tomorrow will be amazing too.