Cooler mornings. Every afternoon heats up again, splashing sunshine on this continuation of flood-free disaster-free Calgary summer. Yay!
Our summer heat lingers …
Lucky us, but early mornings, already shifting seasons.Absent traffic noise, bird chirps ~ tranquility supreme, inhaling fresh cool damp darkness is so invigorating ~ offering a lovely preview for autumn (joys of our altitude, cool mornings and cool evenings).I don’t journey far – stepping onto my patio with fresh brewed coffee. Fuzzy woolen socks and toque recommended at 4:30AM.
How we live, where we live – the world over, our cities and countries are like competing anthills on the planet – we don’t demonstrate the capacity to truly know each other, which shouldn’t be so difficult because are so similar. Not just DNA similar, our relationship to chimps similar, our men are like women similar – but our whole of humanity is so isolated and ‘just about us’, we negotiate treaties, elect governments, respond to causes and disasters and shift our tastes, our appetites from sea to sea, from society to society. This used to take months, years, sometimes longer. Now we have some new thread of thought spread worldwide before the next hourly news show can cover it; we are becoming more like the school of fish, moving in unison from feeding frenzy to feeding frenzy, with heightened awareness yet with collective confidence we can swim near the mouth of some whale or shark and not be swallowed whole or sliced to pieces in only the time it takes to flick our collective tails.
Yes, hot coffee, warms socks – no camping, a perfectly unified theory of the long weekend.
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