I was really beat when I picked Bean up from school today. At first, she was ornery. But when we got to AJ's, her mellowest avatar took over. She was calm and kind. And she could tell I was tired. After we got home, she made me a fan out of paper, complete with decorative pattern, to use while I relaxed, set aside a spot on the sofa for me to rest, poured me a cup of water, and made me a "surprise" to accompany my going horizontal. Unfortunately, I had to go to the annual meeting of our homeowner's association instead of reclining. But the thought of her kindness stayed with me through the whole meeting. It was nice to be cared for so richly. The memory feels like warm water running over my toes.