in this life i’ve chosen, i consider myself so lucky. i am surrounded by such beauty. on a crisp delightful day like today, it takes my breath away. one thing i don’t get much of however, with every aspect of my life being centered right here, is a simple, small step away: a date even. today, our apprentices having noticed that perhaps paul and i could benefit from a taste of uninterrupted time together, they did a spell of child care. a whole afternoon away we had, just the two of us. we were efficient, we ran errands, but what a joy to connect with my partner in all of this, we share the vision. so right now, i am thankful for every aspect of this past afternoon: my team for caring for the babes, my husband for sharing this life, and the glorious autumnal day for opening herself up to our date.