The Breeze

She closed her eyes as the first warm breeze of spring touched her face. She sat in her yard, sun on heating the earth around her and traveling up to her skin. The air filtered through her freshly washed hair, making the scent of her coconut shampoo apparent. As the aroma traveled to her nostrils,…

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What Matters Today: The Fall Itch

My internal alarm clock woke me up a little earlier than I would have liked this morning. There was a chill in the air, one that — although it has been quite cool and less humid lately — I am not yet used to. In my brain, August should still be piping hot, even at…

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What Matters Today: A Morning Run

There’s nothing like summer to me. The brilliance of the sun, its peak position in the sky. The blue of the dome that arches overhead, the white ice cream-swirl clouds that sometimes fill it. The heat, the warm air that feels like the oven left on in the home of the world. The sunrises and…

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