Sitting here in the place of my birth, on the couch next to my brilliant, beautiful father, Tom — listening to him regale me with both sad and delightful memories of his life and his childhood while I take copious notes for the book…both of us BELLY LAUGHING and BELLY CRYING every five…and then looking out the window and seeing this serene, gorgeous sight.
Peace. Contentment. Love.
My ebullience is complete.
Even when it’s difficult, even when it’s treacherous and terrifying, but especially when it is this amazing and transcendent…I love my goddamned life SO VERY, VERY MUCH.