Today was hard.
It was long, and it felt heavy in my hand and in my heart.
It was full of colleagues, and students, and friends, and family members, who are struggling in one direction or another, and who needed time and love and attention and compassion.
And I gave it, in one direction or another, as many times and in as many places and to as many people as I possibly could.
And I hope that this day, as heavy as it was, might have been made just a touch lighter in one direction or another. Because I know that there will be a day when I am struggling in one direction or another, and I will need time and love and attention and compassion.
Until then, there is cake.