Life solves big problems with small moments of wonder.
My pretty-much-best-friend Rick is having a birthday supper tonight. He is wonderful. As are the friends we have in common.
Sadly, they're not attending his birthday. Instead it's a lot of people I've never met, and a woman who has been played by a drag queen for the last few years ("oh, darling, i see people going into Tesco, and I pity them.... Honestly, my family has made so much money out of Iraq that it's embarrassing... It's so hard buying a second house in Paris, you know...").
And then, all of a sudden, someone offers me a ticket to the Firefly premiere. Best present in the world.