"Our most ancient metaphor says life is a journey. Memoir is travel writing, then, notes taken along the way, telling how things looked and what thoughts occurred. . . .This is the traveler who goes on foot, living the journey, taking on mountains, enduring deserts, marveling at the lush green places...as a pilgrim, seeking, wondering." -Patricia Hampl

May 21, 2007

Spring Again

This was a hard winter.

My father's illness threw us all for a major, life-examining loop. Now he's in chemo, and finally eating again. This may change, we've come to understand, but for now, we'll take it.

Heath suggested we enjoy the first sign of Spring in Rochester: the Lilac Festival. A chilly walk through Highland Park one evening and a sunny, warm, jaunt through its hills two afternoons later, our senses were refreshed. Since many of you are nowhere near enough to enjoy a fragrant stroll for yourself, enjoy the pictures.