I’m sitting out on my patio this morning. Drinking coffee. It is good. On the left side of my body the sun is hitting me and I’m warm. On the other side of my body the wind is hitting me and I’m cool. The breeze smells fresh. An airplane just flew overhead. There’s a bird singing. The buzz from my tinnitus is less noticeable than usual. Inside the house my wife is getting our puppy ready to go to his manners class. This morning for the first time when he came out of his crate he jumped up on the bed to snuggle with me. He clacked his front teeth in a sassy greeting. Later today, we’re going to see my nephew play in a college baseball game.

But right now I’m just sitting quietly on the patio, soaking it all in. It is good to be alive.

3 thoughts on “Alive

  1. Mike Moore

    Enough of this Kumbaya BS! Don’t you have some gnarly slashers you should be throwing down? Some skate & destroying? Why am I reading about butterflies and rainbows? I need blood and barking trucks!!!

    Whew…now I’m tired and need a nap.

    Skaters don’t age gracefully.


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