Since the 16th, I have had house guests every single night. First my nephew Bert, then an acquaintance from Buenos Aires, and finally my dear friend Mike from LA. Mike just left this morning, and as happy as I am to have my apartment guest free for a little while, I will be sad to see Mike go. We had such a wonderful visit catching up and hanging out, very low key but perfect for reconnecting. I am furiously trying to convince him to move to New York, and he tells me he might one day. I only wish the weather had been a little warmer during his visit (the better to convince him). Mike is one of a handful of people in my life that I feel I will always be close to, no matter the distance or time. His being here over the past few days really reminded me of our bond, and how special he is to me.