One satisfactory result of the train delay was that I was able to go to Moonlight Beach for Mom's Night Out. We missed Jola, Josie and Vera. And they missed a beautiful sunset, and a huge buffet of delicious food. I was tempted to pull up a thesaurus and find another word for food; a word with more praise and awe for the wonderful variety of tasty, healthy and generous dishes we shared. There were a great variety of salads and fresh fruits, and Yanina's sandwiches and even a Combo pizza from Costco, which is always savory and welcome.
We talked about the last days of summer and the first days of school. We sat comfortably in our chairs and wiggled our toes in the sand. Anne and Yanina had been swimming. Karen brought lots of wood for a fire. Janice had the good dessert sense to come with graham crackers, marshmallows and decadently thick chunks of chocolate; she sacrificed some hangers, and with expert roasting tips from Maria, we forged ahead! Even after the sun had dipped, the light from beyond our horizon made art in the clouds. We sat around the fire and felt the comfort and warmth that keep our friendships glowing.
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