-- Albert Camus
“Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
-- Thich Nhat Hanh
The Best Laid Plans...
As Saint John (Lennon) once proclaimed, "life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." It was a good thing that I had used pencil. As it always does, Life happened.
With two Pfizer shots in my arm, and the strict isolation of the past year beginning to disappear in the rear view mirror, two out of my four children reached out for Papa Lance to jump into grandpa duty, including some in-person child care. So, in a couple of blinks of an eye, not only was my weekend scuttled, my ritualized flow through a weekly schedule that had evolved over the past year was up for grabs.
I guess Springtime has a way of shaking things up. What was only a hidden potential unfolds its wings and takes flight. New sprouts push their way toward the sun.
In fact, within a week, a new sprout emerged.