Today I love moving slowly in this heat, letting the day unfold at its own pace, taking a break from pushing it forward. I love that today is Canada day. I love that my country grows closer each day to becoming a representation of a global community by the diversity of the people who share it. I love that we are finally accepting the blemishes of our past and, though many of them are unforgivable we are still apologizing. I love that we are becoming a population made up of collected virtues and abilities and that we are working toward accepting the differences that accompany those. I love that so many of the cultures represented in our country’s make up that should be offended to the point of excluding others from interaction with them are opening their doors and offering to teach the history and meanings of their path to becoming part of our country. I love that this is the well spring of our strength, that no matter which way we turn and no matter what we encounter in our global connections, we already have experiences to draw on that will teach those of us willing to learn. I love that the number of people willing to learn grows with each passing day.
Today I love the sweet breeze that carries cool air off the water every now and then. I love that it arrives as a blessing and makes its presence known suddenly, and when it drifts away it does so quietly and with stealth so that I am left not thinking about heat, but still remembering that sudden moment of cool and can contemplate it until suddenly, there it is again. I love the people going up and down the edge of the bay on their personal water craft, though I often wonder when they will discover that they aren’t really going anywhere … but then I guess they’re staying cool, so good for them.
Today I love rhubarb strawberry pie, though I’m fairly certain that it’s way too hot to cook them and not suffer from the heat of the kitchen. I love that we’re tough enough to do that anyway. I love this time of year and all the wonderful things that come of it, like strawberries and rhubarb. I love the way the garden is growing, fresh and green and determined. I love that so far we have used rain water almost exclusively, yay multiple rain barrels!
Today I love drinking coffee and writing by the bay while the soft cool breezes come along every few minutes and cool me down.