On the front lawn of a house in Twig, MN, a moose was born.
For some reason that makes me feel good about the world. A fiercely protective wild animal felt safe enough to stop in the middle of a neighborhood to have her baby, guard and feed it for a day and then proceed on her way to the woods beyond the town. There is no doubt that there is a lot of chaos and craziness in the world but in one small corner, peace reigned long enough for new life to safely emerge.
I hold onto that picture and feel a glow of hope as I imagine this picture circling the planet, passed from one friend to the next, touching each of us in its own small way, connecting us in a web of caring for life and each other.