driving across the span of florida in a borrowed car thursday late morning. arriving at the chilly, blustery ocean and drinking it in as the salt air blows straight through me. evening of sibling company--my classmate and her bro and sis, eating plate after plate of thanksgiving food curled up in a big squishy chair reading an amazing book. sleeping on the couch. next morn, cruising the coast with Dani. sitting on the beach, sweet potato pie and two forks on the blanket between us talking about dads and moms and divorces and life.
driving home to my cold, heatless house (moving tomorrow!) invited to a potluck/music/sauna jam in my neighborhood...biking through the actually-not-too-chilly night to magic potluck sauna land. giving over to the heat as kids play and yell and the sounds of the handpan and flute from the fire pit filter through the walls. post-sauna snack of squash soup, beans and rice and blueberry pie, eaten in front of the woodfire furnace. gratitude.