|The view that saves each day|
I miss seeing the smiles I at least hope are behind those masks.
I miss hugs.
I miss seeing friends and the long, leisurely conversations.
I miss ease.
I miss planning for this year's road trip with Jenna.
I miss teaching and the camaraderie of the wonderful students laughing and sharing and creating together.
I miss all this and more, yet...
There is much to appreciate as well.
More time for longer walks with my plus one friend, Catharine, and the joy of those deep conversations.
Ever greater appreciation of time spent with family.
Good, caring neighbors
More time to explore books and good writing.
The joy of producing dinner from my own garden.
Thinking, not on the fly, but with a greater depth, about all things in this crazy world.
And more...and always, always, always cool breezes and birdsong to enjoy.