Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.
I'm thinking once again of my sister Claudia: Monday is her final surgery.
I'll be so glad when this is over for her. It will be the end of a difficult passage in her life. She's taught me a lot this year, and she's handled herself with grace, humor, and strength through adversity.
"Here is the deepest secret nobody knows.
Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
And the sky of the sky of a tree called life:
Which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide.
And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart.
I carry your heart.
I carry it in my heart."