A dash of Benjamin Franklin, a smidge of Home Alone.
Loved everything about this post.
I was listening to At My Most Beautiful recently and maaaan I love the godonlyknows-esque beauty of it all, to say nothing of so many other R.E.M. songs that never get old (like you, I've listened to Near Wild Heaven many, many times).
May your party be stellar, Holly, as it no doubt will be <fistbump>. And congrats on the consecutively published NYT articles, you boss!
REM! Is it I’ve finally watch season 2 of The Bear and they played Strange Currencies in several episodes?
So, so good to be reading your first-person pieces, again. Congratulations on your long, on-going gig with the NYT, but it’s reading about your life with your wit and humor that I look forward to. Miss the photos of your remodels and interior design ideas but happy as can be to have the writing! Good luck with the party!