I drew a brick. There is a whole backstory about this brick, what it means to me and why it's important -- why seeing it in an unlikely spot on a dark day brought me a great deal of comfort. I've been thinking a lot lately about whether the drawing carries all that meaning, whether I say it or not, and if people will get it, and if that matters. I don't have the answers to any of those questions. But I do think I'll also write an essay about the meaning of the brick one of these fine days. But not today.