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This Week’s Joy: Spring Scent

Pale pink-purple flowers bloom from delicate green stems.
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Twice each day, on my walk to and from the train I take to work, I pass a small park. In my head are thoughts of the day, tasks to do, or tasks left undone. It can be a disembodied voyage; if I’m feeling anxious, my body moves in a palpable world that my brain allows to blur, consumed instead by abstract concerns.

This week brought a scent. The spindly branches of once-dormant plants were sprouting new colors…

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