“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Burns Night has become a tradition for me after four consecutive years. My thanks to Becky Ryder and Gordon Hogg for feeding my habit. Every year I either meet someone new, or I sit with Burns Night virgins, like mom and Shell for instance. One year it was Stacy Yelton, Ruth Bryan, Terri Brown, and Jen Bartlett. Burns Night 2013 is when I met Gordon’s BFF Andy Werthmann; an absolute gem of a human being, sweet as the day is long in summer. Last year I was lucky enough to meet Becky and Gordon’s delightful neighbor, Bob, who has since passed on. He was a real treat, and I’m glad I had a chance to visit with him. This year they even let me play cowbell. Thanks for the adventures, B&G. I can’t wait to see what’s next!