As I was cycling around my neighborhood yesterday, I noticed two of the sakura trees had bloomed. So of course I stopped, got off my bike, and snapped a picture. And it was a great reminder of how even when the world feels like it is in chaos, we can still count on nature to reassure us
There is a famous line in Francis Ford Coppolla's, 1972 Academy Award winning film "The Godfather", that says, "We go the mattresses". This line was made famous again in Nora Ephron's 1998 romantic comedy, "You've Got Mail". Essentially, "go to the mattresses" is an expression that means to prepare for battle.