Yesterday, the weather changed. All of that language about when will this heat and humidity ever end, and this morning, it’s gone.
On the one hand. It’s a great thing. Seasons change; as we progress into Fall, the weather patterns change. Kids are going back to school; it’s much more fun when it’s not 90˚! On the other hand, the pool closes, and its so hard for me to let the season go. And the cool evening temperatures mean the garden bounty begins to lessen.
Conclusions? Swim outside now! Eat those tomatoes now! Enjoy the watermelon now!
Because Summer Peace belongs to summer. Activities and foods change as we move toward Fall. There are wonderful things ahead of us.
But oh, my swimming and my tomatoes. (and my corn on the cob! and melons! and!)
Peace can’t be taken for granted in the future. It must be recommitted to every day. Here’s to swimming and tomatoes and corn today. That’s the Peace of the day. Tomorrow will be a different Peace and require new commitments.
We’ll make those then. But today, again, I’ll eat a ‘mater sammich, and melon, and peaches and corn. I’ll swim and enjoy the Peace of today. Tomorrow; we’ll see what Peace tastes like and feels like.