Eric’s newest post puts me in mind of years of such work; each essay a little vacation you can take again and again. Good writers are like vacation tour guides; when they take you someplace beautiful you go willingly and always want to return.
‘Shelter’ reminded me of what I call the sweet spot out back. Whatever the season, whether it’s cloyingly humid or briskly clean and clear, the sun comes through the trees exactly right in that spot first thing in the morning. Being a morning person means sometimes I’m able to watch the sun rise and glean the heat from the first rays to hit that spot. It’s like a little miracle, every morning.