nothing was different today except for the weather… and apparently, that makes all the difference. the evening air seems softer, kinder – and tonight, i am too.
there is always that first of the season when i am reminded of the way sounds travel on a warm night: cars peeling down the highway, a dog’s bark. they skid and tumble across the miles to come through my open window, making the city i live in hover closer in my ears – but soft, still distant. i love it.
i would say nights like this remind me of this song, but really it’s the other way around.
the first time i heard it, i was far away from here, at a different end of the country. this song will always be bound up in that time, but it is also tonight.
tonight i hope you are safe. i hope you are happy. i hope that the windows are open and the fresh air comes in through the screen like a sigh.