It happened! I got to meet jade in real life! AND Sir Raven.
It was pretty amazingly cool. I felt so comfortable with them, it was like I’d met them before, like we’d had lunch together a bunch of times.
Jade is cute and funny and alternately strokes and pokes Sir Raven in a way that amused me. Sir Raven was just about as charming as Jade always says she is, which is a whole lot. She and Jade seem to fit together like puzzle pieces.
Anyhow, it was wonderful meeting them. Jade brought me some gifts – which made me feel really loved and really bad at the same time because I didn’t bring her gifts so I had to do the guilt – shame – recovery dance and ended up feeling ok cause after all, I drove 500 miles (round trip) to meet her.
But one of the gifts was a beautiful set of chopsticks. They are amazing.
I have to admit i cringed a little bit for a second – i have some memories of nipple clamps made from chopsticks and a couple of rubber bands. Those were seriously ouch-y. Fortunately, jade explained that these chopsticks were for food and that she’d read they were a good way to practice eating more mindfully. I breathed a sigh of relief and thought yes, i can definitely do that.
There is probably more to say about the visit, but that will have to wait for another day.