Have you ever eaten a fig right off the tree? It's warm and soft and round in your hand, a lovely, fragrant thing, almost too perfect to eat. But just almost, not totally. And when you eat it the flavor becomes the essence of summer sun and buzzing wasps and cool grass under your bare feet.
Life is good, even in the midst of pain and illness. We are given blessings every day.
Some days it is enough to remember that we are all children of God, precious in her sight and beautiful to behold.