(A view Thursday morning from my in-laws' back porch in Henry County, Tennessee.)
Females care much more than males about being connected to their friends + family.
Kids go with the flow easier than their parents.
Community -- whether it's family or friends -- really is important. We can help each other.
When people pool their resources, we can feast.
Ice-covered branches falling in the middle of the night create startling sounds + prompt vivid dreams.
The sun shining for the first time in a couple of days is especially beautiful, even if it causes chunks of ice to fall abruptly, shattering on the ground.
Inconveniences don't distort blessings; they actually help us remember that everything really will be OK.
Putting TV shows online was someone's good idea.
I really would take a camera, pen + notebook with me as my luxuries on that desert island people sometimes use as a writing prompt.