The other day I was downtown running errands and I looked up and saw this:
This is what Mt. Juneau looks like on a sunny day in winter. In the foreground are the Valentine Building, the Viking Bar and the Gross 20th Century Theater Building.
Sometimes, I am so busy with my errands and chores that I forget to look up, but I am so glad I did this time!
I was tootling around on Facebook, and found this picture snapped by Akiko Nishijiama Hotch of the view south on Sandy Beach that same day:
This is just a few blocks from my house. I can hardly believe that I live surrounded by such beauty every day!
Then, another friend shared a photo that he took of my kids at an event honoring our new state writer laureate:
My beautiful children!
And finally, I was so proud last night to attend a screening of "How To Survive A Plague", a film commemorating the efforts of AIDS activists to develop medications that transformed AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic disease. The event was sponsored by the Alaskan Aids Assistance Association. Phoebe works in the local office as a case manager. She is doing a wonderful job. Here is a picture of her giving a talk to the audience before the film. She was so poised, professional and confident!
I am so grateful for all of this beauty in my life!