Things are happening here lately. Big things. Life-changing things. Things I’m not ready to discuss in this space yet, but when I do, you’ll understand my absence.

Enough with the vagueness. Amid all the shock, the sadness, the rawness of it all, is a sense of, well, normal.  Someone is dying, but there is still dinner to be planned and laundry to fold. A marriage is ending, but it’s Crazy Hair Day at school tomorrow and C went poo on the potty. Our next president is very likely to be either insane or a dishonest crook, but oh, let’s look at Easter wreaths on Pinterest.

Right now, I’m having trouble dealing with all the heavy things in my life, so I’m focusing on the small. Making it to the next meal. Getting in the workout. Enjoying a cup of tea or a book or a coloring page. I know it won’t always be like this, but right now, I don’t know what else to do.