August in Texas means back to school, start of football (and other athletic) practices and a general upswing in getting going. The hottest time of the year – is that really the time to get revved up? Personally, I’d rather nap in a hammock by a cool river. -Ram
I can smell the grass burning,
then crunching under my feet.
And even as rainless nature works
to live, our life is beginning anew.
Which creates a toughness,
strength to live through struggle.
To seek and drink cool water,
to be refreshed, to begin again.
5 August 2015