Every month the art council in my town hosts an event called "First Friday." This means that the three downtown art galleries are open in the evening. Each gallery hosts the work of an artist. The galleries go all out. Wine and appetizers are available, live music often, and the guest artist gives a presentation.
I used to go all the time. Then Covid hit and time stopped. But, thankfully Covid is no longer the threat it was in 2020 and our town has opened back up. So I went with plans to meet a friend there. It was good to get out and be social again. The weather was glorious. Not too hot, not yet too cold. I met my friend and we browsed the main gallery together.
After we left the event, we ran into two of his friends and after the "Hellos", he yelled out, "Join us for dinner." "Sure," came the reply. And so the four of us went around the corner to the new Italian restaurant. Conversation was delightful and food was delicious.
Walking back to my car, we bumped into several more friends. Greetings and happy smiles followed. That's what I love about small town living. Connection and community, two of my favorite things. With Covid more or less in the rear view window, life is much better.
Welcome to my blog. My blog is not about Scientology. It is about the life I am building for myself now that I have left Scientology. And now that I am in my Velveteen Rabbit phase of life. My blog is about sharing my ordinary day to day struggles and triumphs. I've been out eleven years now. Still learning how to be "normal" again.