The sun is shooting rays over the roof of the library at just the right angle to trickle through the yellowing leaves and sink into the bare skin of my legs, stretched out in front of me on a creaky wooden bench.
The heat soaks into my bones and stays there as a cloud blows across the sky and a wall of shade falls across the esplanade. I flick my thumb back and forth across the top of the page, smoothing the creased corner in and out of place.
Time seems to drip by at a delightfully slow, sticky pace, and I soak in every second, because nothing will ever be the same as this one, and I would hate to be so swept away by the busy not to notice.
This month, I’m challenging myself to participate in 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes – composing a post in five minutes flat based on the one-word prompts the lovely Christina at Creative & Free has designed. While I won’t be posting every day, I hope this will motivate me to share small snapshots of my walk and wanderings more often in this space. To see all of my posts from this series, click here.