The Sage and I went out together today. It was largely a business meeting, but the person has a china collection which the Sage was invited to see, and he asked if I might come too, which was thoughtful of him. However, it indicates an alarming degree of togetherness. This is the third time in five days that he has included me in something he’s doing and it’s quite uncommon. Not sure if it’s good for us. How am I to surprise and delight him in the evening if we have spent the day in each other’s company?
It’s his birthday next week, and my sister announced her intention of coming to visit for the celebrations. The Sage has never particularly celebrated his birthday and has never encouraged me to arrange anything beyond an invitation to the immediate family. However, this time, I thought that something should be done, and Weeza had the smart notion that I suggest we celebrate his fifty years as an auctioneer, and that we invite some of his oldest friends and also his fellow-collectors. Remarkably, this worked and he’s quite keen. So, on Saturday week, we shall have a party. Another party, that is. And we have two invitations pending. We’ve not had such a social whirl for a long time – whirl being a relative term, of course. More like a slow twist than a dizzying twirl, but at this rate we might get back to the old days, when we had a circle of friends whom we often saw. I’d love it. I like cooking for a lot of people.