Today I love the shadows of heat that the sunbeams spilling past the fireplace are making on the wall. I love how that looks like the ghosts of steam rising from a boiling pot. I love that heat causes air to bend light. I love physics for its mysteries and marvels and for the fact that there are so many riddles in its portfolio. I love that some of physics riddles are easily solved and some are still unsolved and some are solved but to some minds appear still to be magic. I do not love that those who think that science is magic are banking on it not being real and betting with other’s lives, but there is little that can be done when stupid meets determined except continue to try to educate, and I love that we are still trying to do that. I love the playful way that light decorates this world more than any other thing, and no matter what has brought color into the world, without light it would have been for nothing. I love the stark sharp pickets of light and shadow on roadways that are lined with trees and how wonderfully welcoming those seem when I am on the road in early mornings of late evenings as the sun is rising or falling.
Today I love old stone walls and fences. I love that so many things have been accomplished by the simple stacking of one stone on another until something amazing has been created. I love the term “rubble foundation” even though it has fallen out of vogue with the real estate crowd because rubble sounds like the remains of something rather than a type of rock. I love old houses like that of our friend, Alexa Petrenko, which is beautiful and fun and somewhat exotic and yet proudly retaining its character and very much the house one would expect a classical musician, guru, and radio show host to live in if they lived in this town. I love that Alexa got to live here for a while and I’m sorry to see her go now that she is moving to a place that has amenities that suit her current life better. I love that a house like hers will surely attract a buyer who will realize they have found their home.
Today I love that the weekend is over, because even though it was fun, it was one busy three days and I need to get back to work to rest up from that. I love that as the snow disappears, and it is doing so rapidly, the days get busier and busier. I love that I am determined to have some days of slow and easy contemplation this summer, love that my dream is to have one day that I spend entirely in the hammock by the water in the shade.
Today I love drinking coffee and meandering along the trail in my neighborhood that winds through the woods, but doing that in my mind as I replay last night’s lovely walk in the evening light.