Earlier this week I found myself reading Rosalind Welcher’s childrens book from the late 60’s ”Please Don’t Feel Blue" to a dear friend over the phone, 

please don’t feel blue

even though things sometimes do look dark…

daisies still sparkle in the sunshine

and the first star still comes out each night at dark

raindrops drum upon umbrellas

snow is still soft and white and deep

puppies have warm tongues and cold, wet noses

and cats still close their eyes and purr