1. The day started out much prettier than I expected, cheerfully sunny and springlike.
2. I was fascinated by the videos coming out of Russia of the meteorite. On a universal scale, meteorites aren't that big, but they enter our atmosphere with sonic speed and sound, creating quite a spectacle. Neighbor W. sent the link and Steve and I huddled at the computer screen to watch them all.
3. I'm on a committee of five, three men and two women, assigned with a very serious task. We correspond daily via email in addition to weekly meetings and there are pages and pages of material to wade through. This morning one of the men inserted a little inside joke into an email, calling another of the men not by his real name. Amidst all that seriousness, it made me laugh out loud.
A passage I like from Ann Voskamp:
"I wonder too...if the rent in the canvas of our life backdrop, the losses that puncture our world, our own emptiness, might actually become places to see.
To see through to God.
That which tears open our souls, those holes that splatter our sight, may actually become thin, open places to see through the mess of this place to the heart-aching beauty beyond. To Him. To the God whom we endlessly crave."