at least, that's how it felt when the attorney who's handling the settlement at the shore called to say it was off. Beloved did the armageddon thing - automatically assuming the deal was off. he says he's being realistic. i say he's jumping to conclusions.
now we may not go to the beach... there's no point going down there to celebrate something that may not happen.
as Mother Superior was quick to remind me, my grandmother never made anything in life easy. why should we expect her to be any different in death?
and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.