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In the rush of packing to go

11/7/09 — In the rush of packing to go on a trip (me to Nebraska, for example) it’s easy to get caught up in hurry-hurry mode. This morning I was hustling across the dining room with yet another load of stuff to cram into my suitcase, when the sun peaked out from behind the clouds, casting slanting beams of light across the table and onto a glass of water. I stopped in my tracks, and for a moment just stood there, reminded once again of the importance of taking in and appreciating the small beauties of life. As has been said by many an editor, true artistry is in the details.