There was a death in our family last weekend, and I went to pay my last respects to my aunt and to support my cousins. Smack in the middle of it was the election.
I'm just back. Funerals are strangely bittersweet; sadness and loss permeates the day, but nothing else could get just that very group of people all together. You see relatives you love, old friends, and people who've basically been acquaintances for thirty years. My aunt was a woman of both warmth and dignity; she was unflappable and yet good humored. I always thought she was a real lady, in the very best sense of that term. And I have always loved my cousins.
I find myself behind the eight ball with stacks and stacks of emails and obligations backed up in a logjam. I took a very promising panorama on the drive home, but it's taxing my limited Photoshop skills and my little computer: the file is 173 megapixels and 889 MB! Hopefully I'll be able to show it to you in a couple of days.
More, as I catch up.