My roommate Todd has started living with me again, although he leaves for vacation tomorrow morning and I am NOT HAPPY about that. (Are you reading this, Todd?)

I was cleaning out a filing cabinet this week and found a stash of notes we’d left each other over the last three years. Profundities like, “Just because you were disappointed doesn’t mean you were wrong” are followed by, “Sorry I left the dishes again.”

But it was very comforting to find that. For some reason, it made me think of this Robert Hass poem. (That’s the inspiration for the image today.) So read, be comforted, and do the dishes for your roommate.