There is nothing quite like the Midwest
when the sun is setting and streaks of orange, pink and purple stretch across the sky
and the air is cool but not cold
and I have arrived at home with minimal traffic
with enough time to get in a run before yoga
and the run is encouraging and I feel strong.
There is nothing quite like running through quiet streets
and seeing another neighbor enjoying his run too
while we are both wearing shorts in November
and it all brings me a sense of deep satisfaction and peace.