21 August 2019

gone but never forgotten

today was the last day for our lead concierge, mullu hussen --- family issues are calling her back to ethiopia and she doesn't know when or if she'll return --- in the three or four years that she's worked here, she has been the epitome of grace and civility and efficiency --- her saying "have a lovely day" each morning, in her impeccable british accent, has been a wonderful way to start each day ---

she loved, too, giving the dogs little treats --- the day dog died, she asked to come up and see him a last time, genuinely sad he was going --- 

she was a good, kind soul --- we were friends and her absence seriously diminishes our lives --- she is also a perfect example of the great things that immigrants can bring to our country if we will let them

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