I thought about just sitting on the front porch watching the day go by for there is much to say about light. The travel of the sun's radiance can be traced by following shadows moving through the foliage of the large oak onto the green lawn below. The rhythmic accompaniment of acorns falling on the wood deck underscores autumn's arrival. I think I'll play this day through as my back straightens and pain subsides. I will write and draw and read. Rather than putting life "on hold," recovery from surgery may have set a new standard for living a life of contentment.