Gregor (my dear White Rabbit) always knows when I’m taking myself too seriously. I was just getting ready to turn in for the night when his Instagram notification popped up. “Midnight Circus. Hopefully Alice will meet me…” 

The tent pictured was hand-sewn canvas, red and white striped, raised by elephants. Very 1920s. 

I called him.

“What? Are we Outlanders? Time traveling now?” I asked. Gregor’s laughter has always grounded me. He’s that friend that knows what you’re thinking and communicates with a raised eyebrow or a grunt. That’s all it took.

Just need to lace up my boots and I’m there.