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Here I am in the kitchen at 6:30 AM, having made the coffee and recognizing that nothing much has changed toward the immediate future. Oh yes, “the curve has flattened” somewhat and there are small businesses that have re-opened. Most people are wearing their masks and are able to gauge a distance of six feet if there are no markings on the sidewalk or the floor of the grocery store – if there is a grocery store with food on the shelves. I find myself singing the old “Mamas & Papas” song, “Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day…”

As I reach for my coffee mug on the small table beside my chair, a small unfamiliar picture frame catches my eye. There’s no picture, just a quote which will have to serve as my impetus to greet the day. It says:

There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day. (Alexander Woolcott)

I’ll try to remember that as I go to my virtual morning prayer…and beyond.