We are spending more and more time outside, grabbing every chance at feeling the sun on our backs. Squinting at the glittering lake and watching the hummingbirds hover from flower to flower. I love the feeling of warm grass in the morning, baptized in those first rays as the sun moves over the highest tops of the tall pines. We long for summer for so many months and suddenly it’s here and all around us and wonderful and very, very short. Last night we played badminton with friends and I think I really laughed for the first time in months. One of those real laughs that make you throw your head back and your belly hurt. And for a few moments everything is perfect.