There is a bench on our front porch that captures the morning sun. When we first moved in I spent countless hours basking in the sunshine watching the birds at the feeder and dreaming of what our empty slate would become. Winter came and it was chilly and sunless. Today I was given a gift of sunshine and blue skies and an opportunity to sit out here again and be reminded of why we moved here. I’m on call but the threat of work feels less significant on this bench in the sun.