I landed back in Palm Springs earlier this evening and at Bevan's request brought with me two huge photo albums of he and his friends that took up most of my suitcase. After dinner they all gathered around the island in the kitchen at Chris and Clarissa's house and poured through them, sharing stories and laughing so hard and so much and it reminded me of a quote that I first heard in Mrs. Netcott's tenth grade geometry class.

"Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh."

W. H. Auden