Whisper These Little Secrets
What's great about the four of us here in the office John Atkinson, Robert Baird, Elizabeth Donovan, me is that we become tighter and stronger in these times. We move quickly, with purpose and foresight, but never knock into one another. We surprise ourselves continuously with how much weight we can carry. If, at times, we become grumpy or impersonal, we apologize and we certainly forgive one another. We care deeply about our work and deeply about each other. We like to think that the magazine's pages, when turned, whisper these little secrets.
John just wished me a happy and fun weekend, and walked out the door, on his way home.
"Don't stay all day," he said.
"We'll see," I smiled and sighed.
Elizabeth rushed out before him, off to meet with her husband and the baby, and to catch a train to family. Robert sped off just before her, also on his way home. It's very possible, though I'm not certain, that I'm the last of all people here on this Good Friday. Outside my new and open windows, buses, cars, and the occasional bird sing.