What a summer we've had. Unusual rain. High heat and humidity and all before August.
But today, today is gorgeous thus far. The temperature is in the mid 70's, the humidity is low, there is a generous breeze that makes my lace curtains dance with joy. The sounds of the locust in nearby trees telling us all that summer is almost over. The neighborhood is relatively quiet, which is always welcomed. i'm lying on my bed reading Hemimgway. It's a beautiful day.
Where has it gone? Mercy but time goes all to quickly these days, i think.
And yes, in the midst of the beauty i'm experiencing, i cannot forget that the Middle East and Persian Gulf and Korea are in turmoil. While i'm enjoying a lovely day, relaxing, doing some chores, a meeting later on...there are men and women, in full combat gear, either patrolling or fighting. There are Lebanese and Israelis who are waiting for the next bomb, or mortar rounds to fall. There are Iraqis who are wondering if the person in front of them in line is a cowardly homicide bomber. There are Koreans who preface their day by wondering if war will also break out for them. And on all fronts, on all sides, there are regular non-military people who just want to live a happy and peaceful life. i don't like war - but it is, to me, a necessary evil sometimes. And in remembering all of this, i think makes my day, here in Pennsylvania, US, even more sweet. Taking nothing for granted, feeling blessed.