I am happy today.
Funny, that, because usually it’s the sunny, blue sky days that pop me into happy. Today the weather is the complete opposite—deep grey, wet, and chilled.
I heard the rain throughout the night, and I wasted no time this morning. Out came the long sleeved shirt and jeans, warm socks and my polar fleece slippers. Suddenly, Summer was put aside and I was in my Fall clothes.
I put an extra blanket on the bed last night, too.
I am a Summer Girl who loves her Summers. Last week I was saddened to see Summer leaving. We hadn’t reached the Fall Equinox, yet the feel of the days and nights had shifted, and my senses noticed. The air felt different on my skin, an edge of coolness in the evening and chilled mornings. A few of the maple trees were shedding leaves, getting ahead of the rush I guess. Some of the songbirds had left, and my ears missed their voices.
And now, here I am this week, happy.
Something in me is enjoying the shift of season. Listening to the rain on the roof. Watching the wind push and pull the trees and slap the raindrops against the studio windows. Seeing the gold leaves appears amidst the green.
Today I am settled into change, and I know the truth, that there is no resisting it. I might as well enjoy what is coming around new again.
So I am happy inside my warm, dry studio. I have Joe Hisaishi’s piano music playing for my solo pleasure. I have my coffee and milk, lightly touched with cinnamon, beside me on the work table, and the rest of the potful sitting in the kitchen whenever I want it. The collection of Mickey Mouse pencils are sharpened and ready, and the stack of loose leaf paper awaits.
It’s a rainy, almost-Fall day, and I have nothing better to do than write. So I will.
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Joe Hisaishi, musician and composer, has written many movie scores for Studio Ghibli, and that’s how I discovered him. Right now I’m listening to his Piano Stories collection and the soundtrack from the anime movie My Neighbour Totoro.