Today I love driving through the dawn in the early misty morning with the moon still high and then after an hour or so as we drove along and it became gradually lighter, suddenly the sun stepped over the edge of the world and came toward us and lit the mist and the trees and the day up for us. I love road trips, even when I’m stiff and sore and haven’t slept well, something about an adventure and a journey makes life a good thing, makes me forget my troubles, makes me thankful I’m alive. I love the conversations on the road, the friends on the radio, the views of nature and the sense of purposeful traveling. I love that we are both reliable drivers and the road, while not home, is still a comfortable place to visit and I hope it always remains so. I love that today is the day that yesterday was supposed to be, now that the mist has burned off, the sky is blue, the sun is warm, and the day is golden and bright. I love that I am contemplating putting the dock that we pulled out yesterday back into the water so that we can pull it out again on a nice and sunny day. I love that I will not be doing that, it was just a joke, but if someone wanted to help me I’d consider it.
Today I love that tonight we dragon boat and it looks like a perfect evening for it. I love each chance we get to go out on the water these days because the season is drawing to a close soon and I will miss that. I love that I am looking forward to curling, but as long as we can paddle I can wait … for a little while, if I have to. I love that I am seriously contemplating a nap this afternoon. I love naps in the afternoon even though I have to be completely exhausted in order to fall asleep. I love that I’m fairly certain that I will fit that description by mid afternoon today.
Today I love the beautiful colors that the leaves are starting to turn, that wild berries and grapes are starting to hang heavy on vine and branch, that the world is starting to smell earthy and autumnal. I love that I just emailed the local police about a guy throwing garbage out of his truck window into the bush where he was parked. I love that his license plate number was included in my email, suck it up, litter man, this isn’t just your world.
Today I love drinking coffee on the road while I drive through the new dawn.