If we do, in fact, live in an ‘alternate reality’, where tea parties and trips to feather our nest are the most memorable activities, then having witnesses might come in handy. This week, some old friends who were neighbors of our’s in Cambridge are in town. Glenn and Bethany have been treated to the best weather in months. Today’s Sun Run, a 10K race through Vancouver, was indeed a run in the sun. I could quibble about the temperature (about 11˚ or 12˚ C), but it really was a gorgeous day. The rhododendrons and azaleas are out, and the snow-capped mountains are clear.
While the news reports from the US are of more soldiers dead in Iraq, another message from Osama Bin Laden, and an over 60% jump in home foreclosures in the US, the scene here seems pretty idyllic. An alternate reality? Sometimes I do have to wonder.