Amy and I wandered around our favorite places in Manassas this afternoon.

Tomorrow we have to run back up to Johns Hopkins to get my ears checked out again. I’m still in a lot of pain from the infection that put me in the hospital last weekend, so this road trip has me a little worried.

All of the medical stuff aside, it was a beautiful early summer afternoon. Just perfect for long walks holding my true love’s hand and sipping cold glasses of lemonade when we got home.

When I was a child I was terrified of bees. As an adult I realized that my fears were unfounded and then - once I started looking closely at them - I realized how amazing they are.

I believe that the trick to truly seeing the world is to look for beauty even in the things that frighten us.