I’ve been awake much of the night thinking about work.
I turn the radio on, as I usually do, to NPR while I perform my morning ablutions.
More news about the European financial crisis, politics, and other things that are not inspiring early morning fodder with which to begin the day.
Then I remember I have a secret weapon guaranteed to change my attitude before I go out to begin the day.
It’s on my smart phone.
You have one saved message. Press 1 to listen to your saved message.
“Hi Grandma, it’s Makiya. I want to Skype.”
Ah yes. That puts everything in perspective.
Press 9 to save your message.
I’m certain I’ll be needing it again before too long–my temporary fix until I can hold her in my arms again.