Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thursday weather.

It's raining. The wind blows, causing the trees across the street to take deep bows. It is a cool, dark day--enough so to make me want to put on my fleece, light candles, and cook lunch in the oven for the first time this summer. I can feel a change of seasons in the air--and it feels good. I have had my fill of hot, humid summer days and wait with longing for the leaves to turn crimson and orange, fall to the ground, and be replaced by snow. My body wants coolness and room to breathe--but today, I find myself able to wait more patiently now that my cold weather cravings have been temporarily satisfied. Others might not agree with me and that's all right. I like the idea of at least one person loving what another person hates; things have a way of balancing each other out that way. Even the soft yellow light from the living room lamp has a way of balancing out an otherwise gloomy day. Vinny plays piano in its glow while rain continues to fall in heavy drops. The leaves shiver.

I've just woken up from a nap.

8 comments:

jeannette* said...

Beautiful Jessie! I just experienced the fountain weather this morning in my sunny state...a welcome post illustrating my inner thoughts. I'm glad to hear you had such a pleasant window into your day!

kj said...

this is a fine piece of writing.

kj

ruby said...

i agree -- beautiful writing!

deirdre said...

This reads like a poem. Beautiful.

Jamie said...

What a blissful moment. It gave me a moment of peace this morning. Thank you.

melba said...

Even though my birthday is in August I think October is my favorite month. I love it when I can wear a long sleeve tshirt with jeans and not be cold, but not be hot. Maybe even a sweater. But no heavy coats. I don't really like the snow now that I have children (except for maybe one day of the year when we play in it) Mostly snow is annoying with 2 children. I love the colors of fall too.

paris parfait said...

I agree with you! Lovely post. The weather has turned cooler in both France and England and we've got jackets out. I heart fall (maybe because I have a September birthday)? But no, I like the signs of the changing season, the chill in the air, the falling leaves - it always seems full of renewal and promise - and I don't have to frown at the prospect of being in a swimsuit. :)

Kristine said...

Sounds like great weather.
I am eagerly awaiting the day when I can wear a sweater again and the leaves change color (something I didn't have in SF) and the air gets that crisp snap to it... Ahh
Sounds glorious!