One of the things I loved more than all the beauty that Providence, RI had to offer was spending time with Neil. We got to just hang out. No making plans, no TV, no quickened mid-week conversations.
We welcomed the slow pace, the long unfolding evenings, the deep talks, the games and laughing.
Over an extended dinner at a local craft brewery (vegetarian gumbo! oh how my knees still buckle), we played one of our favorite games, while we sipped a delightful sampler....
*note this is a modified version of the more positive game "LIFE DRAFT" invented by my family. In LIFE DRAFT the car is headed to a party and one must consider which car is the most desirable team to have at a party - yet it must also be considered, if the car never makes it to the party, who would be most enjoyable along the way. Again a non-partial judge is chosen after teams are drafted, not knowing who had what teams.
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I'd love to know your thoughts - which car do you think wins (that is, which one would be more wretched to ride in)? Who would you draft for your car? Do you have any little games you like to play?
I mention all this today because its a heavy day, a day when I'm paying dearly for all the fun I had on my weekend. Yet despite the pounding in my temples, I can take solace knowing I'll never have to go anywhere with those groupings of people. (I shudder to think of it. Seriously, what would they say to each other?!?)