…warmth is coming. We usually catch it from Alaska and Alberta, here in Spokane…and we see spring when the wind shifts and skies clear: we’re now trending toward spring. Ice has melted, snow is in the last piles, which usually are totally gone by St. Paddy’s Day, and we have seen the koi beginning to seek the sun. Renji is always the first, the explorer: Kenpachi was with him. And now Ari, so badly wounded last year, is alive, has been out—the wound the eagle dealt hasn’t healed as much as I’d hope: she may always have it: but hey, she’s survived and is fat and looks as happy as a sleepy koi can look.