This past weekend my bliss started while reading the cover article of the Times magazine, a moving photo essay about the closing of a General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio and the impact that has had on that community.
Then there was Modern Love - a years-running favorite column - this one about the way social media has complicated the grief of a young woman.
The capper was an essay by Jayson Greene in the Sunday Review section. The link will suffice as an explanation.
Given the somber tone of the three above, I feel obliged to now include a light-hearted but equally smart essay about Mother's day gifts.
Partisans, please note: Nothing remotely political here. If you're not a NY Times reader, I can't encourage you enough to give this national treasure a try. And thanks sweetheart.