A moment’s reflection
Step outside and take a deep breath... Aaahhhhhhh! It smells like Summer! (at least if you live in the Northeastern United States). That ultimately indescribable aroma of rain-damp earth and flowers and recently cut grass. It’s seventy degrees and a cool breeze rustles the fully-grown leaves (I love spontaneous alliteration!) that cast wondrous shifting patterns of morning sunlight dancing on the back lawn.
Just take a moment, if you can, to enjoy this glorious day. Hopefully it is a nice day where you are. But this reflection also reminds me how fortunate we are to live in this particular area of Western New York, when this Spring so many people across the country have endured horrendous tornadoes and floods; the loss of life and property and livelihood. The weather, climate in general, is such a tenuous, fickle thing! And now hurricane season is beginning. It seems there are very few places in America (and the world!) where we aren’t at the mercy of Nature’s wrath.
I usually take for granted how damn lucky we are around here not to, or very rarely, have to worry about tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires and the other climatic ravages that so many people face over and over again. It kind of makes one wonder what the future will bring, though. I don’t mean to be a bummer, but there doesn’t seem to be much we can take for granted these days!
But, for this moment, I’m going to go outside and enjoy this blissful, sunny day with my family while I can. After a long winter this is about as good as it gets!
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