touched by universal presence, i am. fraying at corners, soft and comforting in the middle. you have so surprised me, all of you, here & behind the scenes. i’ve had a glorious birthday, one to remember, one in a decade! i bow, i bow. i have drawn this-here patchworked note with love, and with many intervals. in general, we're feeling okay. and i’m not coming back yet. western european trees need budding first, me thinks. let's hope they do so soon. ♥