I want to thank those who have been writing me such interesting personal emails inspired by this blog. I will answer you soon once I can gather myself some computer time. Don't forget that I am still on dial-up and everything takes twice as long. It is gratifying to be able to connect to so many people who are on my wave length.
It's a busy time of year. There are gifts to be organized, a house to be cleaned, recitals or parties to give and attend, in addition to what one does on a regular basis. I remember that I'm lucky to be this kind of busy (as opposed to so many other kinds). It is a blessing to be able to give gifts, to bake cookies.