A whole world of experience is going on right inside our bodies. Systems function, viruses visit on vacation, antibodies go to work after kissing the family good-bye. Some days it’s business as usual. Other days the work is more challenging. Resources become strained, the well-run machine requires maintenance. Most of this goes on without our noticing – until something breaks down. The cycles in our health are as natural as anything else in the Universe. The difference we can make is to remain mindful, and try to support our inner community in the same way we seek to be good citizens in the outer world. So let us rest, eat well, exercise often, and try to give ourselves a break during times of even minor sickness. For the marvelous cosmos just below our skin, we are grateful. Blessed Be, and Amen.