I awoke sluggish, feeling bludgeoned, tar-covered, ugh. And — there was a flicker of awareness; a sliver; just a tiny glimmer. And it said in my ear, “This too shall pass.” // After a couple of bites of 9 am cheesecake, water, and Diet Pepsi; after doing my bookkeeping (which always cheers me up — tasks which have a discrete beginning / middle / end relax me); and after receiving so many heartfull birthday wishes, I am coming back to life. It did pass. Love.