It’s an Old Testament word, a command urged in beloved hymns.
When we stumbled upon this hidden hillside in Port Townsend, tucked away behind the historic district, it was the first word that came to mind.
Sunshine catches in the petals of California poppies in a way that seems supernatural.
We photographed this wild hillside from this angle, and that angle, thanking God and gardeners for such a lovely tangle of color beside an empty parking lot.
And that word — rejoice! — became an earworm all day, touching everything with gratitude.