Monday, December 9, 2013


There's frost on the north side of the roofs this morning in Upland. A cold Santa Ana wind is blowing the fall leaves off the trees in Rancho Cucamonga.  There is snow on the San Gabriel Mountains, and the USC Fall semester is in its last week. 
Life goes on, even when we deal with loss. My mother-in-law Jane Estupinian died last week. We loved her very much. As we begin to emerge now from the isolation of bereavement, we see that the world did not even pause to acknowledge our sadness.  And that's OK. On a gorgeous day like today, the earth seems to be saying "Welcome back. Look at the beauty around you that has been here the whole time. I will give you strength.  Join me."  
Life is good.