A photo of my folks taken yesterday. Lovely to see them together in this tender moment. The last few weeks have been difficult, but we're all relieved that dad's surgery is behind us. 

One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of true harmony.
— Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage