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The Hope in Spring



Some things are still right in the world.

March 19, 2020 -- The vernal equinox, the first day of spring. The temperature was 60 degrees and a gentle spring rain lasted nearly all day. Daisy, our little feist, my husband, Tom and I went outside one last time before bed. A fine mist blanketed the evening, a perfect evening for spring peepers to fill the air with sweet song, the song of hundreds of tiny frogs emerging from winter’s sleep for the first time.

March 26, 2020 – Another warm spring day. The sun was shining. It was a day to be outside, to feel the sun on your face. It occurred to me that there is a light in the darkness. It’s how we are all reconnecting despite social distancing. Families are together, mothers, fathers, children and pets are out in the sun walking, biking, strolling, siblings playing basketball in their own driveways. Families everywhere in the neighborhood were enjoying the spring sun. It seems so ironic that what is keeping us apart is actually bringing us together.

It is also a time for reconnecting with our inner selves. In this unprecedented time, look inward to discover our own courage and love. I know we all have much of both to share with those we care about.

Many people have reconnected with their better angels. We will be forever grateful for their compassion and dedication to the dangerous work required to save those of us who have contracted this terrible illness. May we all savor the small light in our own lives and use it to respect and care for others in this difficult time.

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