April 14, 2010
It's been a rainy afternoon, and since I have a big awning, I've opened the window in my office to let in cool air as the downpour comes to an end. The combination of outside sounds is a wonder: birds emerging, full-throated, back out of their nests, cars slishing by, people squealing as they exit the building at the prospect of getting soakers in parking lot puddles. And downstairs the secretaries washing the coffee pots and laughing about the oddball who just called the office. God bless the birds. God bless the secretaries, and God bless all the oddballs.