One of my co-workers is quitting at the end of next week. She's about the only person on this side of the building within ten years of my age, so that's a bit of a bummer. Until I asked her why. She's outdoors minded (search and rescue certified, many excursions, etc.) and is going to hike the entirety of the Pacific Crest Trail. The reasoning is that one of her neighbors recently died, and it had an impact on doing this now rather than later. It's a strong decision.
This morning the birds were singing in the thrush across the street, the sun was somewhat out, and tonight is my mid-week run (grouped runs from Tuesday through Thursday). This spring and summer will be spent outdoors at the least, I've been thinking a lot about the nature of the work and the nature of nature. This year, I think, is a training run for bigger things in more ways than just running.
We do what we can, while we can.