It's the last day of February already. Already the year is flying by.
I'm grateful this evening for the day I spent in my community. I went out for a walk led by my friend and Sebastopol City Councilman, Guy Wilson. Guy grew up in Palo Alto, the same as me. He lived about a mile from where I lived, and was only one year ahead of me in school. But Guy and I didn't meet until we were both living here in Sebastopol.
We talked during the walk and then over tea for another 90 minutes or so. Conversation ranged from city politics to travel to our adult offsprung.
Then on the way home I saw friends having tea at our town's other tea shop, Many Rivers Books and Tea and stopped in for a shorter conversation there.
Stopping by the post office on the way home, I ran into another friend, Craig Price, for yet another extended conversastion, this one mostly about Africa. I didn't get home until 3 PM after almost 6 hours of nonstop social interaction.
Luckily, I didn't have anything too pressing to do today, nothing that couldn't just as well wait until tomorrow, so I was able to enjoy every minute of my serial conversations.
I really am grateful to live in an actual community where I can go out for a walk that I thought would be finished well before lunch and return home in the mid afternoon full of unplanned social time in town.
It's going to rain all day tomorrow, so I'll have time to "catch up."