Tonight, the sunset was beyond gorgeous but I stopped myself right before I took a picture of it. For a single simple iPhone photo would do it a great disservice. For the viewer would see nothing but a silly dimmed version but hear nothing of the birds singing goodnight, the rainy smell in the air & the wet grass beneath my toes. So I put my camera away and took a deep breath of the beauty. Remember to run away and look at the sky once in awhile, you’ll never regret it.
With the crew back from various colleges and universities, we gathered at Forest Park here in St. Louis to enjoy Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra in the Glen. The above photo is the top of the golden stage, sadly it rained and we ended up retreating.
My sister & I are staying at the family abode for the summer. It’s glorious, golden in the evenings as the sun sets in the west and lights up every wisp of grass. Few things make me love America as much as these Midwestern evenings.
All in all, summer has me feeling like a child again.
“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness
I’m headed home, to green grass, no internet, and the smell of Spring blowing in the breeze.