I stumbled upon a moment of joy,
something I nearly missed in my haste through the thorny brambles of worry and fear.
It sat there so quietly, not asking for anything except to be noticed.
I had thought joy would be gilded, ornate,
but is was only a sigh of recognition,
causing my heart to swell in gratitude as I looked around me.
The beautiful city below me, my dog at my feet, my sweet husband beside me;
How wonderful that in these turmoil-filled days of chaos and uncertainty,
Joy is still always there, waiting.