Unanticipated souvenirs

We’re back from a wonderful trip to Bellingham, Washington. I am comforted by my memories as I recuperate from the COVID I brought home with me.

I remember seeing a deer resting peacefully outside the window of our bedroom at our friends Mark and Eva’s house. I remember cracking crabs on a cruise and then watching a gray whale jump from the water not too far from our cruise ship. I remember eating oysters freshly caught in the waters I could see from the windows of The Oyster Bar.

On the wall of a restaurant I visited during our trip, I found these words: “Measure wealth by how well you enjoy the hours.”