A few weeks ago the parent association at school treated the teachers to a traditional tea ceremony and accompanying traditional Chinese music. It was beautiful and relaxing.
Simo was so taken with the music that he hired the musician for his 60th birthday party. We gathered at the traditional farmhouse restaurant near our apartment. I’m told the name of the restaurant is actually something that translates roughly to “good old neighbor.” That’s an appropriate name. This restaurant feels like a comforting friend. We sat outside on a beautiful evening and listened to lovely music. A fitting birthday for Simo.