This morning was pretty good. It was the first day of college football and my school won. Though it’s hard to get too excited about a victory over mighty Elon College, you take what you can when you are from Georgia Tech.
I was feeling pretty good and then it came. It was in the form of an email from my sister, Becky. It was for the purpose of pulling me into a celebration. My beautiful, smart, sweet, and overall wonderful niece, Anna, tried out for a community play house production of “Annie”. She would have been thrilled to get any part in the play, but was waylaid by exuberance upon hearing she has been selected to play the lead role of the red-headed orphan herself.
My joy in imagining Anna’s happiness was tangible, as I literally laughed aloud in the corner of this coffee house upon reading the email. However, my euphoria for Anna quickly shifted to the pain of missing being there for her celebratory pizza or sushi or however they choose to celebrate this big accomplishment. [Read more…]