Yesterday, I had a dentist appointment in the late afternoon, so I got to come home on the train a little early. As I was walking home from the train at about 3:45, I had a sudden burst of happiness. It was still light out on my walk home! This hasn’t happened for months. Yes, I was cheating by a couple hours. But this early arrival allowed me to remember that the days will get longer, there will be a few hours of daylight left when I get home from work, and it will get warmer….someday. The whole idea of sun after work, made me remember how awesome the long days of summer are in Chicago. As my mind raced with thoughts of sandals, dining on patios, and opening up my windows, I almost forgot that it was the coldest day I had ever lived on the planet.
Here is my walk home in the light of day:
Thanks for walking home with me.