Her young man's brother dances for Alvin Ailey and will be performing the lead in The Nutcracker this afternoon and they have tickets. When she told me she was going I almost blurted, "Oooo, fabulous! Can I go too?" But of course, I didn't. I remembered that I am the mama and said demurely, "How wonderful. Have a lovely time." And then I turned my camera on her as she rolled up her sleeves and donned her coat until finally she said, "Mom, I think you have about a dozen pictures now." Actually it was more. Life goes on, and I am grateful.