I had a painful night last night, one that darkened my day.
But tonight a place was set in my honor at a far-away table, complete with a glass of red wine. The place was set among several of my friends, two of whom I've never even met face-to-face.
And that cheered me immensely. I can't tell you how much.
I'm humbled. Thank you. Next time, I'll be there.