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Fog yields right-of-way to blue sky.
Sun warms the back of Nia’s neck as she jots a few notes. Last night’s deep dive into 3mm posts from last year was illuminating. Wanting her list to be as rich as Aunt Velma’s Chocolate Cake, Nia invites perspectives. “I learned that our writing skills have improved. Tal? Cal? What stood out for you?”
“We have… grown…” Cal watches a robin collect grass for her nest, “in our support of each other. We work together… like flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda… to make a delicious cake.”
Tal swats away gnats that want to suck her blood. “We’re funny — and thoughtful — and persistent despite our challenges.” Tal winks at Nia. “We want the best for our readers — whose comments show they want the best for us. And now — I want cake!”
Looking at the past to lament it is useless.
Looking at the past to be proud of results is dangerous.
Looking at the past to learn from it is wise.
~ François-Xavier Nguyen Vān Thuân
The Road of Hope: A Gospel from Prison