I did something a little different this year- I had a "soft" opening Thursday evening for some area moms- it was good to get set up early and have Friday free from the usual pre-sale stresses. I think I'll be repeating that.
The weekend was capped off with the mortal release of someone who had been both a friend and foe. I went to visit her early this morning- she was no longer cognizant, which was a blessing, really. I spent a short time with her, did my other errands, and came back home to a phone call that she'd passed soon after I left. I'm grateful that we were able to have peace with one another, grateful that she is no longer in pain and conflict. Beginning my day with a release like this one is odd- I'd planned to have a quiet day; now it is more so.
This little porcelain cup is one of my favorite things- I bought it in Sewanee, TN, and can't remember the artists' name any more. I keep a beeswax votive in it to light when I pray and meditate. Today has been a very meditative day.