Maturity and passion can go hand in hand.
It isn’t always personal. No matter what the history.
Insensitivity can prove to be a virtue.
Planning and patience can go a long way.
Perfect guests are easy to invite, easy to entertain and also come with good red wine.
Even better house guests clean up the entire apartment while you are away sending off guests.
As I tried not to let go of my visiting friend, avoid stepping on people’s toes and manage to get a glimpse of the fireworks, I wondered if anyone in that crowd who were watching and cheering were bothered by the amount of tax payer’s money being spent on Chinese fireworks. Did they even know what was being celebrated?