I received the following lovely note (… paraphrased):
My husband and I just want to let you know, we feel sad because we did not reach out to you on Guru Purnima. We just want to let you know we are always thinking of you.
To which I respond:
No problem at all.
With all the activity and events this year, I decided to make Guru Purnima a very inward and quiet event. It was sublime.
We did a Guru havan in the morning with the Sarvadevata Havan after a morning talk. After the havan I was surprised with a very sweet offering and some lovely words.
Everyone was on their own at night… Walking in the moonlight, sitting, talking amongst themselves, reflecting…Malkosh played at midnight… echoing softly through the mountains… Beautiful.
The entire day was lovely, but for me, most sublime was sitting in my back yard by myself at around 2 or 3 AM in the full moonlight… not a sound… It has been a wonderful year…
Jai Guru Dev