I watch, as he helps her with some projects around the house, their relationship special and a bit amazing.
Later I sit, drinking a coffee beer of all things, and listen to them talk among their friends (who are amazing young people) and feel hope for our world.
About half way through dinner I understand I needed this day more than the birthday boy did.
"Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation. The kettle is singing even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots have left their arrogant aloofness and seen the good in you at last. All the birds and creatures of the world are unutterably themselves. Everything is waiting for you. " - David Whyte