Then it seemed all too insignificant in light of the fresh wave of many sad and bad things in the news the past week.
So, instead, I want to share something that is alive, that is joyous, that is YES ... when so much else seems like no.
I hope you do not find it frivolous but instead find some comfort in the sheer joy of this creature.
(Thank you to Adam Buxton for sharing Rosie on Youtube. Best when viewed with the sound on; I promise there is no mawkish music, just the peace and quiet of a fine day - complete with rustling.)
For those who cannot watch the video, a photo of a wild rose. It's a plant that is both fragile and resilient; the blossom is delicate and short-lived but the shrub is hardy and always survives to bloom another year. A metaphor, yes?
Let's hug our loved ones and find some beauty in the world today to ease our hearts.
See you Monday.