Life is a Parfait or a Truffle or a Pastry

Allison and Jeff invited us to join them when they went for a farewell pastry with Dana and Clara. Of course we would want to go with them. They picked one of the best pastry shops in the city. Oh, what I meant to say was that Dana and Clara were such incredible people we wanted to spend a little more time with them before they ended their vacation.
Who should show up with them, but my former student Árpád. He is a great person, so it was fun to see him connect. The pastry was fantabulous, the company was superspendosis, but it was a dreadful reminder that our few Fulbright friends will be leaving us soon, springing us into empty nest syndrome once again. It feels like Groundhog Day every semester.
Farewell Dana and Clara! Damn that cake was good.