"All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful..."
The Old English hymn seems appropriate on such a morning. The weather has made it easy to live in the present and, as William Blake said, "to see the world in a grain of sand."
So I write from a condition of profound gratitude for all that makes up my life: family and friends, colleagues and students, a comfortable home, enough work and thought to last a lifetime.