Operation Oysterhood: 10 November

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

Five years ago, I sat at a dinner table, feeling too miserable for words and watching the man sitting across tell wonderful stories with an exuberance that was charming and inspiring. All others at the table were also entertaining and kind, and I went home feeling a little bit less sorry for myself than before.

Today, that man is my love and my life is millions of miles away from the misery of that life-changing evening. We cannot have dinner together tonight because my love is travelling, but we did have a few minutes to ourselves this morning and he gave me a beautiful gift – an Alice Toich | Beagle & Basset artwork that is balm for the eye and gentle comfort to the touch. Simply beautiful.

A day of work otherwise. An evening of remembering, quiet love and gratitude.

Good night.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local. Get vaccinated, please.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”


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