Hello, Friends! How are you? How was your week? This has been a good one at our house. We decorated the tree and put twinkle lights in any dark corners. It’s been rainy and grey and foggy — which is about as wintery as Oakland gets — so we’ve had good reason to have hot cocoa on the stove. The house feels cozy and festive, and I attended a fun cooking group and cookie exchange on Tuesday night. A good week.
Some darkness this week too as our city processes the tragedy of the GhostShip fire. 36 people — young artists mostly — died in a warehouse fire. It’s taken several days for people to start writing about it, and I think it’s partly because it’s just so sad. It wasn’t an attack, it wasn’t intentional, there isn’t an enemy to focus on. It’s just a heart-breaking loss, without any silver linings to be found.