When I look back on our sunny, beautiful summer this year,
it’s the quiet moments that stand out most to me.
Some rare such quiet moments on my own balcony
(cut out from the usual background noises
that come with living among lots of other people,
who also like to sit on their balconies
and to keep doors and windows open…)
Reading on a park bench
An occasional drive out into the countryside
with visiting friends or relatives
Wildflowers at the roadside
Having lunch in some unusual place
(like an old barn, now popular restaurant)
Or just a walk to the Museum Park in town,
and cup of tea at their summer café.
Sunny and still afternoons in the garden
at my parents’ old place outside town.
And a quiet early morning walk down by the lake.