I've always admired creative souls who share photographs of their morning coffee, embracing the day with a quiet connection to the world outside the window, the work of the day that awaits, and those they love often still sleeping. The notion of beginning each day with a brief time of meditation or thought appeals to me. But this has not been my usual routine. Instead I swirled in busyness, trying very hard to avoid whatever feelings I might be wrestling with. It is only now, as this project winds down, that I am learning to linger, to savor, to find delight in slowness. This day welcomes me with an atmosphere of warmth and lightheartedness.