To use the tongue-and-cheek phrase as written by Rogers and Hammerstein, “Let’s start at the very beginning / a very good place to start.”
Everyone must start somewhere. And no matter where you are in life, everything new you attempt has that first moment of being a beginning. Zechariah 4:10 admonishes: “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin….”
I have grand (or maybe just vague) hopes that this will evolve into something charming, with a measure of grace, a dash or two of the occasional wit. Something endearing and inspiring. Something one finds worth reading. But ultimately, it will be my heart shared. And for tonight, we can say the work has begun.