“To be joyful in the universe is a brave and reckless act. The courage for joy springs not from the certainty of human experience, but the surprise. Our astonishment at being loved, our bold willingness to love in return ? these wonders promise the possibility of joyfulness, no matter how often and how harshly love seems to be lost. Therefore, despite the world?s sorrows, we give thanks for our loves, for our joys and for the continued courage to be happily surprised.”

~ Molly Fumia

This post is a special shout out to my always angels who have been so close these past weeks, and over the past years have helped me settle into the goodness that I am, which has grown into a lovely resilience and courage to be joyful in the universe. You have all my heart.

~ Dona, Natascha, Zachiah, Leiskya, Pam, Allison, Jo, and my mom, a few of whom are pictured below.