Tonight is the Night!

In less than two hours, I’ll be at Echo Gallery for my first photography exhibition in a long time. I’m in a very happy place today. I woke up a few moments too early from a very vivid, pleasant and unusual dream. So besides a slight irritation that I wanted a few more minutes to finish my dream, I woke up smiling.

I took a nice long hot bath and read a little. The perfect way to start the day when it’s 1 degree outside. I had to laugh. It figures my opening would be on the coldest day of the year. It’s the kind of weather that makes anything that happens even more of a story, so I’ll take that. I’ve lived in Chicago my whole life. What do I expect in February, anyway!?

So yes a hot bath and then I picked Morgan up and we had our nails done at a lovely place called Kaya Day Spa. Today is definitely a day for pampering and it was very nice. We had our own private room while Isabelle and Rose attended to our fingers and hands.

Some lunch, discussion about what to wear to an art opening when it’s 1 degree and a little more relaxing. I took Morgan home so she could get ready and here I am just enjoying the unknown of what should be a very wonderful evening. The support I’ve felt this week from so many people has been so very soothing and energizing all at the same time. It has been a challenge getting everything ready, and I’ve had my share of panicky moments during the last 45 days. But my friends have really helped me through all those moments and I’m here tonight, peaceful, relaxed and contented because of them. Thank you.

So now I’m going to go and get dressed and enjoy the next hour or so of quiet before I go collect Morgan and we’re off to a wonderful night. I feel I’m a very fortunate man this evening.

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