Today I went for a long bike ride, partly to clear my head from the crap that has been orbiting it for the past little while but mostly because I missed the feeling of the wind in my face and the burn in my muscles. I intentionally went out of my way to take unfamiliar streets and meander down trails I’ve never been on before just to see what I could see. I am always amazed at the amount of natural beauty that hides itself in little niches and microcosms in between all the concrete, wood and steel of our cities. I guess that it is true what they say… life will find a way.
Today the sun wandered in and out from behind the clouds and it was noticeably cooler for most of the afternoon. When it did, I could sense that summer is nearing an end. There is that last minute surge of vibrancy and living that seems to permeate everything at this time of year. It’s like everything is trying to get the most out of the time they have left. The children playing in the street are more enthusiastic because soon they know they’ll have to head back to school, the trees and flowers all know that the frost will soon be here so they’re growing like mad and putting on one last vibrant show before the end. It’s an amazing time. You can feel the electricity in the air as it happens.
Soon the days will get noticeably shorter and the crisp cool air will coat the world in fog and frost heralding the oncoming winter. I can’t wait. Autumn is always one of my most favourite times of the year. It’s going to be grand.
I never did quite clear my head today, but the ride helped immensely and I brought a long a book and manged to find a comfortable little nook away from the world and spent a glorious couple of hours reading and watching the world go by. Here’s hoping there’s a few more days like this left in the year.
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Okay, you had me until the Jurassic Park quote! At least you got out there to enjoy the day- unlike myself who spent 8 hours at work and then another 4 tied to my computer working. I opened the window to let in the wind and two giant flies and a wasp flew in. Not cool- so you enjoy your days of summer. I’ll enjoy looking at it from my living room!
Heh… but come on, It’s a Jeff Goldblum quote. You can’t go wrong with those.
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