Welcome Respite

It has taken nearly two months, but last night the overnight temperature finally dropped below 19 degrees Celsius. And the welcome respite enticed even the most sleep-deprived soul among us to sleep. Deeply and soundly: the blessed slumber of restorative sleep. Better yet, today is a pleasant change from the relentless hot, oppressive, and humid…

Happy as

Listening to music which speaks to my listening so feeds my soul, transporting me to a happy place. Never mind the rain falling outside. The sky is crying, but not me. Warm, dry, and safe from the elements; I listen to my favourite music. Head nodding. Feet tapping. And wearing a smile as broad as…

Sails

Pink, orange, yellow, and red: the sails stand out against the deep emerald green of the sea. This way and that, the sails move as the class of eight learn to wind surf. Squeals of laughter reach the shore. Walking along the promenade I stop to watch one swimsuit-clad student followed by another lose their…