It is a warm and sunny day in Sarasota. The human problems of life remain. The road I have taken is to create whatever I can of beauty and value and justify my existence to myself. The greatest joy comes from working on and perhaps completing a necessary project or originating a project in art, music, literature, or other field of endeavor. As the sun sets the work of the previous hours give respite to a restless soul until sleep sends it’s protective blanket for a while. There is much to be thankful for and hope reigns.