My brother advised me to not go out. It was the night before Thanksgiving, and he said there would be too many people out partying after work who might be drunk. It was freezing, and snowing lightly. “Stay home,” he said, “be grateful you are home and warm and safe”. I considered sitting home alone, drinking wine and watching a movie. There was a party going on at the Tavern with a band that I like. It was a tough call: out for social energy, or home, quiet and warm…

Young stroke survivor, mother, champion equestrian, tambourine player, storyteller,

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