“We can’t make life flatten out so that there are no ups and downs,” my wonderful meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg once said. “The ups aren’t worth clinging to because they will never last, and the downs won’t last either. Equanimity is the peacefulness that comes with this understanding.”

My son’s leg is healing. Jimmy had a brain scan which was fine. I am still breathing. Clouds are parting. Blue skies have reappeared.