January 25, 2015
I have a party to go to today. Banish the day that this makes me happy. I wonder if the other attendees have the same outlook? Are we gathering just to support our mutual sweet friend? Perhaps best to think it's an ode to gatherings in general. Relaxed time with living, breathing people. If I had a friend going, I'd play a game to make it interesting. We'd compete for mastery of interjecting unusual adjectives, from a given list, into the conversation. That would boost the involvement, engagement and attentiveness. Maybe I'll settle for noticing which attendee speaks unusual words.