1. Mari's cry awakens me with a start. A glance at the kitchen clock shows midnight as I shuffle toward the guest room. Everyone has gone to bed with all the lights on. I have the privilege of shushing Mari back to sleep, then I turn off all the lights and tumble back into my warm, down blankets.
2. Sitting in the lobby at the elementary school, a child smiles shyly at me as she walks by.
3. J. has sent this beautiful time lapse video of a forest which I had to watch over and over. I'm especially surprised at how lush and green summer becomes.