I'm back. Refreshed.
That's how Julia Child in Mastering the Art of French Cooking instructs you to prepare all green vegetables after they've been blanched in boiling water. Refresh them. Plunge them into a bath of ice-cold water for a minute and they retain their glorious colour and crispness. They stop cooking, too.
That's how I feel right now. Crisp. Bright. Not raw but ready. Tingly and alive again. Yum.
When I left you two weeks ago, I was a limp, burnt out asparagus spear. Desperately in need of refreshing. Emotionally parched. Spiritually dried-out. (Oh, dear. That's quite the metaphor, isn't it? ;-))
I don't know what happened, but I hope she'll be back. Her voice is needed. The more voices, the stronger we become. Your voices, too. All our voices.