Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Suddenly Summer


Several days of heavy rain, then four days of hot sunshine, and suddenly it's summer. Leaves that were tight-fisted just a week ago for fear of cold weather have relented and opened wide. It was the best weather that any of us can remember for a Memorial Day weekend. 80's during the day and 60's at night.
I swam for the first time yesterday morning. Water temperature fine. I went in several more times yesterday and continue to swim today. If I get too hot, just a few minutes in the water cools me down.
Crowds of people at all the Masses. Parishioners said the church was never this crowded even at Easter.
I am never more aware of God present in nature than in the lush beauty and full freedom of summer.
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