August 21st, 2002

caillebotte_man at his window

Blessedly Cool

When, at last, a few cool days arrive in August, I wake fully, instead of stumbling through the day just waiting for evening. It's like passing a difficult test- I grow almost giddy, and have a sudden desire to do crazy things, such as having two bottles of beer with dinner!Not only is today cool, but it is breezy, and the sky is filled with wispy clouds. Ah, the relief from that relentless blue-grey haze and breathless air! The windows are flung wide open, and the freshness flows into the house with the sound of fluttering leaves and whispering pine needles. The last weeks of summer are the best.