Margo and I are doing yard work. Alice is getting her house ready for Easter guests. Kids are playing outside. Friends are enjoying Ellicott City's Spring Festival. There's Beer Club down at the Second Chance.
It's warm and I wish I had a sun hat, maybe even shorts. Neighbors pass by, waving, remarking on the change of season.
The pictures on the left are from February 24th. On the right are the same bushes today. Where hungry deer had munched them down to almost nothing, they are now lush with new growth.
Around me there is a mood of renewed life: gardening, cleaning, enjoying temperate outdoor weather. I feel the urge to get out and walk more, be more active and get healthier this year.
While I am out here enjoying plants and bird song and new life and getting excited about plans for the future, Richard is at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, providing music for a community memorial service for Tyler Johnson.
I don't know how to feel.
"To everything there is a season,
And a time for every purpose under Heaven"