Saying it with flowers

The news is terrible. But the bouquets are beautiful.

Dear Readers:

I’ve promised to bring you a “good thing” each week, but some Mondays are so heavy in their Mondayness that all good things seem a very long way off.

This morning, for instance, I was left reeling by a photograph I saw of wildfires raging across the Greek Island of Evia. Now — I realize that we don’t need to leave our own country to become …

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