Mission statement for the month:
Remain steady on planet Earth, moving in the direction intended,
which may soon become clear.
When in doubt,
drink tea, and look for flowers
or other signs of life.
On a daily basis,
pray, which is to say,
remember where you come from,
and try to peel back the layers and let in a bit of spring air.
When you run up against despair,
hold it tightly like a sad child,
just until the knot loosens.
At seven thirty, consult the calendar, begin work, and keep going.