Let me preface this with certain facts:
- I am reading a post-apocalyptic book right now.
- Climate change reports are dropping daily, it seems.
- Today is a perfect blue winter day.
I could stand in the back yard, under the gray oaks with their rattling, straggle leaves, close my eyes, breathing deeply in cold air, and be perfectly happy. I could stay like that, if time would freeze with me, forever listening to the dry rasps, the hollow wind, and the hum of the world.