March 25, San Francisco, CA: Sometimes the photo-ops just come to you. While I was photo-mining this evening, I ran into a coworker from a former job. It was such a pleasant surprise to see him (get-up aside) and reminded me that I could be doing more to remember and recognize the good that came from those experiences and relationships . I also shared dinner and riveting conversation with a dear, beloved friend. She was kind enough to share some great advice: one of the best things you can do for yourself is to not have emotions about emotions. I remember many times (especially recently) when I'd beaten myself up for something I was feeling. "I know its wrong to feel that way...." I've said and heard that plenty. It seems silly to do something like that, especially because I *think* (or would like to think) that I believe all feelings are valid...and that feelings are among the truest things about a person. But I know that its been difficult for me to avoid. I wonder if its the first step to denying or ignoring the emotion.