After a particularly rough day at work, I came home exhausted and discouraged. I walked through the door, however, carrying a plastic container of beef stew given to me by one of my co-workers, and a package containing Sade's new CD sent to me by my awesome sister Rachel.
I heated up the stew, popped the CD in the player, and sat down to eat. In just a few minutes I went from feeling like the spot marked with police tape where the bomb went off, to feeling like everything in the world was just fine.
Such is the power of good food and good music.