Last night, I drove home in bright sunlight.
The sun is closer now, you see, because our planet (the third!) is tilting tilting toward the sun. I lowered the windows and smelled the warm air. Then something happened. Something amazing.
The side of my face facing the sun grew warm then hot, despite the cool air blowing in from the open window. I couldn’t stop smiling. Memories of lying in the yard with laughing children and a book and a pitcher of ice water flood my mind.
Ah, summer is coming. Hot days, warm nights…tents and swimming and beaches and digging holes in the grass….