Rain begins to fall in late afternoon. The summer breeze is relaxing on my skin. Solitude to calm the mind as I sit outside is embraced like a friend I haven't seen in a while. A bee flies from one sunflower to another. I watch without fear comforted by the distance between the flower and my computer. Cicadas chirp softly, the dog I'm watching keeps watch on nothing in particular. I exhale a breath I didn't realize I was holding. It is quiet, both mother nature and my thoughts, soft and calm with nothing in particular to say.