PJ is very different from his family. They and I didn't automatically bond, though each time I see them, we warm to and understand each other a little bit more. This time was really great.
PJ said on the plane on the way up that he really likes funerals because they make us face death and talk about it. These last 2 days have done that indeed. There was little small talk and much big talk.
In my inbox when we got home, was a link to this site: www.handmaps.org, which seems like a nice metaphor to include here. Our destinations and how we find them.