Listen, you know those mornings when you wake up and it’s not perfect,
your allergies are raging and your kids have at least six little crises before your coffee is brewed,
and also the best-ever pumpkin enzyme anti-aging peel you put on the night before was apparently just a sliver too strong,
and none of the deadlines you’ve been slashing at are magically resolved, but still for whatever reason (is this what we call grace?) you realize you’ve awoken to exactly the day you’ve wanted your whole life,
even though the path you took wasn’t remotely what expected and the thing itself is also its own animal, you know, in the same family as what you wished for (a cat is a cat is a cat) but with its own character,
so that if you were a little lazy in your attention,
or a little stubborn in your definitions, you could conceivably have failed to recognize the absolute miracle of it all?
I love those mornings.
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Editor: Rachel Nussbaum
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