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the last few days have been wonderfully, beautifully overcast. this brown, dry place suddenly became beautiful. shrouded by a dark sky, I could feel the ground opening up and soaking up every bit of the rare rainfall that it could.

it’s been a rainy, cozy drive to work in the mornings, and I don’t even mind that I’m not home in bed. there’s nothing wrong with being happier in gloomy weather. don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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I have this bad habit of leaving my sandals in my truck {instinctive barefooted-ness really comes and goes} and the past few mornings when I’ve slipped my feet into them they’ve been cold. I can’t remember the last time anything in texas was cold on its own. and thhough cold shoes make me wince, I didn’t want to take them off because it was such a welcome change.

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the sun’s been coming out in the afternoon, but the breeze is still cool and humid, just like my favorite florida days; like right before a hurricane or that one day I had a really good soccer game at falcon cove. it’s weird to me the way weather triggers so many memories.

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today at work one of the high and mighty bosses asked me what brought me to lubbock. it wasn’t a situation where I could deflect or downplay what happened or why I was here, so I gave a brief summation of the accident and how we chose to stay here afterwards. as we discussed the pros and cons of lubbock I found myself speaking of it with some admiration and affection. this place has really grown on me in the past few months. I feel safe and loved here, no matter where I go or what I do. that absolutely trumps green grass and sandy beaches, every time.

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I have more things to catch up on, things more important than the weather. but I’ll save it for a sunny day; a day where I want to do more than bake bread and watch pointless tv shows.

[title from the district sleeps alone tonight by the postal service]

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