Sometimes, the last thing I want to do is leave the house. Okay, maybe most of the time. But yesterday, in the face of an empty house, and the opportunity to attend Mass alone, I made myself go. After Mass, which was especially nice, I walked the grounds of a local historic home for about half an hour. I never do things like that alone. Have I ever done that before? Maybe not. I enjoy going places with my kids. But last night, that solitary walk was just about perfect.