I spent time with new friends yesterday, and they showed me a good time. I had a lot of fun following this guy around the flowers, and I hope to do more of this on a regular basis. I’ve found a new love, and that makes me happy.

My thoughts have been dwelling too much on the macro level and not enough on the micro. There’s a lot to learn and discover right here in my own backyard, and I hope to spend more of my time in that world than in the world of sensational headlines and grim statistics. At least my governor has finally made face masks a requirement in counties with over four confirmed coronavirus cases.

My goal now is to slow down and smell the flowers.