After such a cloudy and chilly summer so far, a few hot days can be hard to adjust to, but the heat does cause us to pause. Like snow, it seems to cover the landscape, stilling it into a different sort of silence. At some times, it seems to me that folk do stop to talk, with and without words, in a sharing of wonder.
The cloud and cool will return by the end of the week, or so those with an overview say. Until then, let us make the most of the stillness where we can, and those unusual and perhaps unexpected conversations.