I have a friend who, for some reason unknown, stays with me in magical spirit with frequent reminders. Rafe was surely a stand-out but never did I know how much I would miss him when he left this place so young, so happy, and other worldly - is it ironic? He brought a diverse and loving community together and that carries on. Josephine is growing, flowers bloom and nights get cool and I think of you outside in the garden, or in the woods. Thanks for the blessings.