One sunny afternoon, I was relaxing outdoors in the garden with *Margaret. As we sat there, with the wind tossing our hair and birds’ quarreling filling the air, she repeatedly brought up the sun, and how basking in it felt so amazing. At first, I found this to be quite silly. Afterall, I would spend lots of time in the sun, walking between classes or during an afternoon sports practice. But Margaret’s joy over something so simple, yet precious, taught me the value of finding joy in the most mundane of moments.
*the name of interviewee has been changed to respect their privacy