today i'm thankful for dusk. yes, dusk. maybe it's that i'm leaving work and arriving home at that time, or that minute by minute each day is getting a teensy bit longer. for some reason this week, the gentle quieting of the onset of evening has been a balm to my spirit.
one of the downsides to our home is that it takes a bit longer to get anywhere. an extra 15 minutes isn't much in the scheme of things, but in a city like charlottesville, it often more than doubles the drive. but, it is a glorious drive home. past grazing cows and horses, a golf course and ponds, past sweeping oaks and large old homes, up and down hills and right into the sunset. yesterday, the train was speeding past our house just as i was curving up the driveway, backdropped by glowing orange skies. today after work, i took my tea and just sat, soaking in the early light of the moon, the peach and purple-ish skies. at the end of a long week, it felt refreshing.
i am thankful.