To tell you the truth, today has been royally pants. I just realised, however, that I have cried more tears of gratitude. My sister gave me an elephant ring that she had been saving for an occasion when she felt I needed it. I sat in the garden to reflect and our Tigger insisted I provide him with a lap, and then snuggled up with his paws around my arms, while the birds sang and the sun set. My mum held me and fed me cherries. I shared a carrot with Peanut and she weed on me in return. On each occasion I wept, but laughed too. Four beautiful creatures, sharing their beautiful souls (in one way or another) and reminding me that there is too much love in the world to go around being nihilistic.