This summer went by with lightening speed. Recently a friend of mine was bemoaning all the rain we’d had and I hadn’t even noticed! I had a number of show commitments and weekends away with family and friends. Lots going on. But one evening really stands out for me. I have four nieces who all live in different states, MA, ME, FL and TX. Somehow the planets aligned and they all happened to be in New England the same week. We had an impromptu dinner at my Dad’s in NH. It was the first time they all been in one place together in years! And two of them also brought their little ones. My Dad’s normally tranquil house was filled with the sounds of giggling, tumbling, laughter and fragmented conversation. It was a brief, chaotic, but very special family time. A beautiful gift.