2018 Life Logs, Day 362: Nyack, New York to Cape Cod USA
Date: Friday, December 28, 2018
Weather: High 54, Low 45 degrees F
Location: Back Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Traffic, traffic, traffic. Rain, rain, rain. And now safely back home on Cape Cod USA. Revels in Cambridge on Sunday afternoon, drive to Boothbay, Maine on Sunday night, a fabulous Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Maine with Heather, Jed, the Goldpebbles, and Jed’s family, drive to Nyack, New on Boxing Day, a delightful day in Nyack with Lynne yesterday, a ‘puzzling’ morning with Lynne today as we starting putting the 1,000 piece puzzle I brought to her as a gift, and then the rainy drive back to Falmouth. It has been quite a full six days of celebration . . . holiday celebrations and the celebration of Ed Kirwin’s wonderful life. As we move into the new year, he is going to be missed by so many, but by none so much as by Lynne. She has lost her best friend, her loving partner of 24 years, her fellow adventurer, her anchor. I am so glad I was able to be with her to reflect on Ed’s life and to help her begin to take the beginning steps forward to her new life without him. Ed was kind, a gentle soul, a natural teacher, a man who lived his dreams. And Lynne and I were able to share memories.It was a special time together. I wish I could have stayed with her longer, but I fly to Tennessee on Sunday to visit with my sister and brother-in-law.
I have spent my evening watching the PBS News Hour, the Washington Week in Review, and some of my favorite cable news programs. Since I haven’t seen television news for a week, I wanted to catch up. Everyone is talking about the same thing—the government shutdown and the wall. When I was catching up on Facebook posts, I read the following on Bruce Woodin’s timeline: “Rather than a wall, America needs to build a giant mirror to reflect on what we have become.” I think that sums up the present situation completely.