It's been a very busy weekend in Vancouver. I'm enjoying it very much but I do feel as if I've abandoned you all, and right in the middle of a rich and fascinating conversation.
So this is just to say that I will be back before too long, and I will be replying to all the wonderful comments about my post on memory. In the meantime, I'm preoccupied with belated birthday lunches; dinner with one sister; coffee with another; a comedy show with my brother, sister, son, and daughter-in-law, all of us watching my nephew MC masterfully.
I've shopped (getting the travel wardrobe ready for next week's departure), been waxed, had my face pampered, my toes painted, dropped my shoes off to be resoled, and been insulted by a stand-up comic over my age (hurt more than the bikini wax, that one! Ouch!) Worked my way through a long list, in other words, and I'm not quite done yet.
But I'm thinking of you, loving the conversation we're building about memory and planning to get back to it soon. If you haven't had time to read through yet, I think you'll enjoy doing so -- I'm so privileged to have many wise and generous commenters. Scroll down to see what I mean. And we'll chat more soon, okay?