I have a friend and her daughter visiting from England. They have headed into DC for the day (a hot day) to see the sights and a museum). It is wonderful to see her (and her growing up daughter). We’ve not seen each other in seven years; in which time, her marriage ended, both of her parents died within 14 months of each other, her sister fought (and thus far has beaten) breast cancer and my mother died. There have been so many changes it is hard to keep track. I am pleased and honoured that she and her daughter chose to come here for their holiday this year. I needed it for sure – and I think she is very happy too.