It’s been a very quiet week here at Say Hello There, I know. I’d like to say that it’s because there are big, exciting changes coming, or because I’ve been on vacation, or had something super-special planned.

The truth is this: last week, my partner of nearly six years left me. I have been reeling from shock and pain and loss, and I doubt that will end any time soon. I don’t know what the future of this space will be; now, more than ever, I need to remind myself to say hello to the good things. But, now, more than ever, it’s so much harder to find them.