I remember in elementary school we did a water displacement experiment. We added pennies to a bowl of water. Slipping each copper round below the surface slowly. Trying carefully to fill the bowl without water spilling over.
Sometimes, when Simeon is in the ebb of trauma we add good minutes to our day. Ever slowly. Slipping each minute by. exhilarated by the moments of sweetness and peace. Heart pounding with each addition. Waiting to see how many good moments we can add to our day without spilling over into anger, withdrawal, sadness, destruction.
Today was a good day. And a welcome reprieve.