Some old friends of mine are in town to attend the inauguration. As we sat down to dinner last night with our assorted children and a very new friend of mine, I was struck by a thought. This group, this company, this very safe place has been formed by random individuals each choosing to be open to possibility. Choosing to be open to others they have met along this path we call life. As we laughed and told stories, I kept thinking how very easily this all could have been different or missed entirely. I am so very glad that was not the case, and I shall have to keep that in mind as I walk along this path.