Well, it's been one helluva week (or month ... or year ... or ...) Anyway, I'm not sure how much or how deeply you're breathing right now, but I for one need to take at least one or two more breaths before I get things back to normal. (Ha! Normal, remember that?)
That said, I have no essay for you today, but I'm hoping to post something by Wednesday morning.
Meanwhile, enjoy the day ... and don't forget to breathe.