The lawn has grown lush and dense, and bright afternoon finds it dappled with patterns of light and green shadow where the translucent young mulberry leaves flicker above it. The sunlight is warm and the shade cool, and there are just the right number of fluffy white clouds decorating the blue sky. The lilac bushes are all blooming, and small weeds here and there have put forth purple and pink flowers. The first dandelion of the year has sprouted. Bees buzz and birds peck in the grass. It is a perfect day. I will not stare at this monitor while the world is so alluring. Later.