Today is one of those quiet grey days, conducive to indoor projects. I was finally remaking beds after a full house over Easter, when I sat down to look through a photo album I had given to my daughter on her 21st birthday. This photograph, of her in Africa, fully covered the final page with one of my favorite Antoine de Siant-Exupery quotes:
"HAPPINESS! IT IS USELESS TO SEEK IT ELSEWHERE THEN IN THE WARMTH OF HUMAN RELATIONS."
Meaningful connections have seemed more challenging to me over the past 6 months, but I know that's not the case. I've been grieving, missing my dad and kids, worrying about my mom, and not feeling ready to move on, but spring is such a cathartic season, and I can feel the joy again. There are so many wonderful opportunities and ways to connect, and I'm ready.