Ever since COVID hit, I've been spending more time in my backyard. In a world that doesn't seem to make much sense, this space has given me hope and energy. I've started to grow plumerias, hibiscus, aloe, cacti, and a variety of succulents that I can't pronounce correctly. Butterflies, lizards, humming birds, and bees have set up shop. My partner is reading her new novel and my pup is falling asleep on his lawn chair. I'm just happy to be here. This is my little slice of heaven.