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This is my first post in nearly a week. But, where is the Chinese food? There’s lots, but all out of the photo. There’s a friend plucking at a guitar, while some others are drinking various beverages and playing Pandemic. Others are out of the frame playing video games. The familiarity and normalcy of this scene is very comforting to me.
So what does this photo have to do with Chinese New Year?
Well, first of all, it is and that’s what the gathering is for.
More rice? Yes, please!
Secondly, there’s lots to celebrate right now — just the past week alone I’ve got a whopping list of reasons to bring out the fireworks. Year of the Snake? Bring it on!
However crappy the phone pic is, it sums up quite nicely my sentiment last night about celebrating Chinese New Year with friends after my airport run: I’m grateful for my life and the people in it, and I’m especially grateful to everyone involved with my well-being over the past week, that I can enjoy the simple pleasures of eating and hanging out on a Saturday winter night. I’m back!
And I am so very grateful.