In the distance I hear thunder. The breeze coming in through the open windows has cooled down immensely. Still, the crickets are singing while they are able. Both dogs are inside, both staring toward the door as if watching and waiting for the storm approaching. Will it come this way, or will it shift directions and leave us with a night of peace? It is summer in the south, storms may arrive from any direction or not at all.
Today was as nice as a Sunday could be. Talk with mom, conversations with friends, time with my son. The son who talked me into turning on the race to see the start, only for me to end up leaving it on for the duration. Of course the television in this room is much smaller than his so I was left to enjoy the proceedings mostly on my own. Right up until the end where he joined me to watch the final laps. Laps that were interesting in themselves as they were mostly following the pace car while the track was cleaned from various wrecks and mishaps with track parts. I know I’ve never watched parts of the track being dragged away before but then I’ve never seen parts of the track cause such damage to the cars before.
But that’s racing I guess. Even though my son usually pulls for Ryan Neuman, and I pull for Chase Elliot neither won. The guy that did win, my son was happy for and the driver really appreciated that win so there is that. Even though my son did get tired of my kissing the dirt comments. I know, they kiss the bricks that were part of the original track but still..
As warm as it was, and I still have not turned on the central air conditioning, supper was a simple taco type event. The funny part was watching one of the dogs, aka Bella, watching my son’s every move as if waiting for her share. A share she did not get by the way.
For now, the dogs are quiet, as is the house. My son somewhere on the far side as I sit here. The night wrapping around like a comforting blanket, the crickets a lullaby. The thunder for now has quieted.
I do enjoy days such as this. Days like today, that are quiet, calm, peaceful. Days when you can find balance in body, mind and spirit. A friendly phone call, a favorite movie, the sounds of night and the breeze that reminds one of their blessings. One need not be monetarily rich, to be wealthy. One does not need a lot of things to be happy. One simply needs days like today.