I owe you a post about contests. And winners. And winning.
But, you people are such prolific sharers of all things #ToLiveForeverbook, that we are still in the throes of compiling the results. Please stay tuned. We want to be thorough. And fair. The big announcement is coming any day now.
Thank you for making Rowe, MTM and me work so hard. Really, we were up until almost 2am Wednesday morning, before we finally decided to go to bed. I’m honored that you deemed this whole thing worthy of that many shares. And retweets. And blog posts. You are among the best people on earth.
And the best people on earth find ways to communicate, even when it’s challenging.
Take Tuesday night.
My friend Nico Romo’s dad and step-mom were in town from France. We’ve become friends with them throughout their various visits, even though they don’t speak English. And we don’t speak French. MTM and Manuel, Nico’s dad, can cobble together a conversation in Spanish.
And Nico’s wife Harmony acts as translator. Her French is way more proficient than mine. I only understood what people said to her baby Elsa. Ouvert while she held a pacifier. Manger when he waved a bottle. Pppppppppppppt, the universal French expression for everything.
Elsa’s French already exceeds mine. She’s nine months old.
Yeah, I feel stupid.
But we’ve grown to love these people, even though we can’t exactly communicate. We hand-gesture and sound-out and garble our way to a rousting evening, fueled of course, with wine. Everything’s perfect. Absolutely fine. Even though we’re different.
And, that’s my definition of #winning.
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