Last night many of us here at World Library Publications sang in the choir for the funeral of Judy Novak, wife of WLP's editor Mike Novak. It was a wonderful celebration of a wonderful life. Having experienced this Funeral Mass at St. John's cathedral in Milwaukee, I was asking that inevitable question: How do people without faith manage to get through these kinds of moments in life? I left the funeral with a sense of gratitude for the fact that my own parents had me baptized. Baptism is at the root of it all. I was one with Judy Novak in baptism. We will forever share a bond that will hopefully see us gathered around the banquet table in the kingdom of heaven. Judy, may the angels lead you into paradise.
I had the chance to visit a few nurseries here in the Chicago area on Saturday. Here's a photo I took, which sort of looks like a cemetery.
These are actually those little plastic markers you find in potted plants. There were thousands of them. Here's another photo, then a photo taken of the other side of the markers:
And here are a few more photos. Spring is a great miracle every year. People around here, especially my carpool colleagues, poke fun at me when I say things like, "Those flowers were hand painted for you personally by God." I appreciate the simply beauty of Spring. Enjoy:
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.