I was just out with the dog 🐶 in the dark, grayish, cold and freezing-melting-freezing weather we have here. And even though it is dark and unfriendly outside, it didn’t change my mood at all. I was just thinking about my side project, the various research avenues I want to explore in my note taking and so on. Then I noticed: What a privilege to have things to look forward to doing.