Surprise in the Mail, Red Ball and Cooking Starts

Three Beautiful Things
1. "There's a package from UPS." Inside, a lovely basket of tempting edibles from Williamsburg. My mouth is particularly watering over slices of Virginia Country Ham. What a lovely surprise.
2. The basket moved slowly hand to hand around the room which was crowded with women. Each woman reached into the basket and picked out a small red ball with a powerful symbolism. "The red ball represents your serenity, hold it close and don't give it away."
3. I started cooking "The Dinner" this evening. It takes a few days.