This weekend we have 2 auctions in 2 days.  Yesterday’s auction was the type that I always feel some sadness when I attend them.  The owner’s wife was going into a nursing home and her belongings were being sold to the highest bidder.  I heard the woman behind me say to the owner, “This must be very hard for you.”  His response surprised me a bit.  He said, “No.  Not really.  This is the first step to moving forward.”   Just like that.  Not in an uncaring tone, but in a realistic one.  He was resigned to it and refused to surrender to the moroseness that I was feeling for him.  For anyone who’s been through this with a loved one (I have), his few words speak volumes. 

We have another auction today at noon.  Not sure what the story is here, but maybe that’s OK.