After everyone left from Cafe Davis night #12, Mike and Jeff cleared the table while I got the kiddo to sleep. Then I came downstairs to find them folding up the tables (hate to ruin the magic, but that giant table is really three folding tables), and then suddenly the room felt empty. After all of the energy of 12 days of revelry, of making new friends, of forging new connections, and of building new relationships, the room was just a room again. It simultaneously felt gratifying to be done, and a little sad that it won't happen again for another year.
But the solace in waiting for 12 pages of the monthly calendar to flip by before we do this again is knowing that the folks who show up for Cafe Davis are part of our squad, our village, our collective, and our cooperative. I say that because while it means so much to us that you all show up for dinner, we also know that you all are the type of people who show up, period. We know that you show up for your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors when they need a helping hand. We know that you show up for your community when there's an opportunity to make it better. We know that when there's an opportunity to be a dreamer, do-er, collaborator, innovator, or inspirer, you show up.
So thanks for being part of our squad. Hopefully we'll see you sometime before next December. But if we have to wait that long, I look forward to hearing all about the awesome things I know that you will accomplish in 2016. And thanks in advance for showing up. :)