It’s been one of those days I really like for its balance of routine and spontaneity. A solid workout at the gym. A meditative session with my notebook and a cup of coconut-flavored coffee (it’s back for spring!). An exhilarating spiritual experience at church. A spontaneous cup of tea afterward with a fellow writer who seems to share my zest for living richly. A plate of whole wheat pasta with portobello mushroom sauce. A few satisfying hours of work on the computer.

The day will culminate shortly in a kick-back-on-the-couch hour with The Sopranos.

Underneath it all, a feeling I am embarking on a crisp, fresh start.