where all is still green or brown because of drought
only the calendar says it’s autumn.
but i have never minded much about such facts and things.
in my heart it looks like this!
i awoke this morning to thunder and rain.
no sideways rain as is usual here in my windy prairie country.
but just lovely rain. simply rain falling straight down.
enough that i could have all the windows open and both french doors.
i sat in front of the open french door in the dark.
the scene lighted only by little porch lights.
just listening to the rain. watching the shining water in the walkways below.
as i write this the working people who are all my neighbors have swished away
in their cars.
i send them thoughts of safety on the wet busy highways.
it’s ‘hump day’ for them. the day when most of them are half way to their
weekend, when energy lags. and the rain may not be a recognized blessing.
once again i remember my own blessings. mainly the one of being RETIRED
from working! i never cease to appreciate that i’m finally here. and retired.
and have days and time to do just as i please. what a gift!
it’s well worth working for all those long years!
i’ve never understood people who are bored with retirement and hate it.
perhaps my needs are too simple.
or perhaps i’m just lazy now! admitted underachiever that i am.
i worked hard for so many years.
but now i don’t.
and i’m so happy!
and in the end . . . for me that’s what counts. happiness and contment.
retirement means i can sit here and enjoy the rain.
the silence. the cool air. the day to come. without the busy~ness . . .
the hurry~ness . . . the worrie~ness.
and i wish my easy~ness for all those who must endure the opposite today.
the air this early rainy morning has that hint in it of things to come . . .
things that are all my favorites . . . in my most favorite season!
the need for a light sweater.
the air crisp enough that a hot drink of something good warms me through
and is most welcome!
the sound of crunchy colorful leaves under my feet on an early morning walk.
breathing in coolness that refreshes my soul.
it has been in the 90’s here for weeks on end. and will return to that after this
lovely rainy interval.
but that’s alright.
that doesn’t keep me from thinking autumnal thoughts today!
today is the first taste of autumn to me.
and i’m going to savor every minute of it.
til soon old bean.