Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate,
Yesterday evening, around sunset, out on my bike I stopped and watched kids swinging on a rope swing into a deep creek.
This morning, from my truck, as the sun rose and fog clung to the warming valleys and hills I saw three horses lingering in open space like shadows around a solitary tree that held a tire swing.
Then I walked through silent, empty, 6am streets of a small town and ate breakfast alone at a Mercantile. Full of joy.
I pictured you at home still sleeping warmly in your beds, twisted sheets. Quiet breaths.
Sunrise and sunset. Open eyes and ears. Beauty and silence.
I love you,
Sat: rode 30 miles hard including a time trial up Theta
Sun: Ran 14.5 miles
Tues: Swam 2100 yard time trial / Biked 20 miles
Wed: Ran 4.5 miles
Thurs: Swam 1000 long course / Biked 50 miles