v is home. Five days in the hospital, no matter how great that hospital is, can take a toll on someone and v is no exception. He's weak and sometimes breathless, but he is not beaten down. He's getting a little stronger. His most notable improvement occurred last night after a visit from our friend and shift captain from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She arrived with a beautiful box full of cards, gifts, hand made candies, a book and other tokens of love and encouragement including a beautifully "translated" message from the sea stars themselves, and with the gift of her time and company. I'm afraid my lens just can't contain it all in one shot. It's difficult for us to contain it all in our hearts!
In bocca al lupo. m & v