I found myself alone in the house, which is rare in the evening hours. I almost pulled the laundry out of the dryer but then I saw the hammock. I lay there just listening.
I could hear my bird chattering away inside and someone playing basketball down the street. I could hear the rhythm of skateboards on the sidewalk. I heard the sound of the wind as it moved through the trees and I felt it too.
I curled up to keep warm. The light is so pretty at that time of day, so strong and warm. The light makes my simple little yard the most beautiful place in the world.
I love summer. I love the way I feel in the summer. I don't even mind my itchy eyes. I just... love it.