The heat broke, sending us cool air and rain. It is energizing.
The 10 days I spent in northern Arizona prior to this confirmed that weather can motivate and suppress. Getting outdoors surrounded by the tall pines and bright flowers of the hillsides sparked an enthusiasm I had been missing.
Now at home, with the temperatures falling, I once again am inspired to live life actively. We desert rats are emerging from our cocoons just as Midwesterners crawl out in the spring after a harsh winter. Today I will trim my roses, take a walk, clean out a cabinet in the study.
Life is good.