It was tough to summon a smile for this shot. Right after I took it, I changed into stretchy pants and curled up with the cats. We've had a death in our library family. This person was someone we loved, married to someone we also love, who passed away at a cruelly young age, having been married less than a year.
The offices are quiet and somber, our staff subdued. The compassion and concern were obvious, as we all were especially kind to each other, and kept the tissues handy. We emailed friends in the next suburb and across the country. I suspect we are all feeling sad for those we have lost, but also counting our blessings.