I found this little guy this morning while setting up the Farm Store. I stopped to appreciate the significance of its shape, stepped outside to take this picture, and then continued setting up. I emailed it to the woman in charge of the Farm's web presence.
And then my New York Times app flashed across the screen of my phone, BREAKING NEWS. Heartbreaking news. A mass shooting in a Connecticut elementary school. Children gunned down. It seems to have set the entire world ablaze.
I hope to live in a world where everyone has access to affordable mental health care and support. A world in which children are safe in their innocence. I'm lucky to have the relationships I do with my parents— they always loved my brother and me. They even loved us through our teenage years when we didn't necessarily love them back, or love anyone other than ourselves [and sometimes not even then]. Love is all around, but sometimes the patience to seek it out is lacking in our frenetic lives. I think we owe it to ourselves and everyone around us to take a moment out of every day to appreciate love in some way. Wouldn't the world be a better place?