I am truly blessed.
I'm writing this from a coffee shop in Santa Monica, CA, just a few blocks from the promenade looking out onto the Pacific Ocean. I've stayed a extra few days in the Los Angeles-area to visit some of my old college friends after the end of the L.A. Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, CA.
It's a relatively cool day here but nothing compared to the blizzard that blasted NYC on Sunday.
A little earlier, I spent some time sitting at the end of the long Santa Monica pier. It was beautiful and peaceful. The sky and the ocean were both a very pale blue. The sun was peaking out from behind the light clouds. Some dolphins swam past.
It was one of those times when it's impossible not to contemplate God and creation:
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen.
The photo above is from here.