The joys of summer finally realized: swimming with friends in our backyard. It is enjoyable not to have to pack up pool stuff and drive to the local watering hole. It is a total pleasure to swim in the rain, to swim in a downpour. We just had a celebration of sorts honoring the death of Superdog, our papillon. Superdog, at only one year of age, could not survive the house fire. She had no way to escape. I am sorry for that. In some ways I am thankful that the firefighters never answered the question as to where they found her. We, the rest of the family ( including the cat, Emily), have returned. We are adjusting, still. We are crying, still. The house is still being fixed. We still have found a way to laugh, smile, and learn not to hold on to stuff, to memories. This is the only moment that matters. What are you doing right now?