The grass was still wet from last night’s storm; the whole town shone with color.
Light streamed through the trees, branches lush with summer.
It was a bit chilly, so for the first time in months, I wore long sleeves and flip flops. And I put on sunglasses when a neighbor passed on his morning run.
Every street was a revelation in this light that I so rarely see.
Finally, as we turned home, I caught the sun rise over the lake. Lyrics from one of my favorite Bonnie 'Prince' Billy songs came to mind:
I never thought the sun would rise in the east and set in west/ I figured I owned just dark skies and that darkness fit me best.
The sun rises.
It is another day.
Go folks, go forward. Trust your brain, trust your body. Go folks, go forth.