Back to cool


I never had the words to articulate how special this time of year feels to me until I read Emily Richard’s recent article in The Atlantic. It’s like she wrote it from inside my brain. 

READ: Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye
On this last day of another season, let's take the next few moments together to slow down and give thanks.

  • Begin to recall some of your favorite memories from the past few months.
  • Notice the way your body feels as these scenes play across the movie screen of your mind. 
  • Finally, bring your attention to your breath.
  • Rest here for 10 deep breaths in and 10 long breaths out.
  • If you would like, you can even close your eyes.

How was that? What were some of your favorite things? Tell someone about them today. 

all that
by Charles Bukowski

the only things I remember about
New York City
in the summer
are the fire escapes
and how the people go
out on the fire escapes
in the evening
when the sun is setting
on the other side
of the buildings
and some stretch out
and sleep there
while others sit quietly
where it’s cool.

and on many
of the window sills
sit pots of geraniums or
planters filled with red
and the half-dressed people
rest there
on the fire escapes
and there are
red geraniums

this is really
something to see rather
than to talk about.

it’s like a great colorful
and surprising painting
not hanging anywhere