Monday, September 28, 2009

What A Beautiful Day!

Last night it got cool enough to turn off the A/C and sleep with the windows open. I was sleeping deeply until about 3:00 AM when my eyes shot open and I was instantly wide awake. The next three hours, until my alarm went off at 6:15 AM, were spent tossing and turning, falling in and out of dreams. Now my work day is over and I am sitting here with a very cool breeze blowing in my window. Today was a beautiful autumn day. The morning started off cool and the day didn't get much warmer. The noon sky was dark blue with only whispers of clouds drifting in the heavens. If you were in the shade it was cool even in the middle of the day. The sun was bright and warm but not hot. I went outside for a few moments around noon and I soon found myself lost in it all. If I had been in a comfortable spot, without afternoon obligations, I could have remained there for hours. Now, as the sun sets, and the day begins to wind down, the beauty continues and I am refreshed by the cool breezes. In spite of this refreshment, I would quickly fall asleep if I sat in my comfortable chair, with the blanket my friend Wendy brought me from Mexico, and the cool breeze conjoling me into an altered state of consciousness. It is with great joy that I welcome autumn, cool days, open windows, sleep inducing breezes, and a kalaidoscope of colors as the leaves begin their death dance before letting go and continuing the cycle of life.

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