I took the day off work to do chores, including dealing with frustrating phone calls. It was hot and humid. I was tired. I was so tired that I felt shaky about moving. But I persevered. I remembered feeling this way other times, and coming out okay. I went to the laundromat and did laundry. I hung up the laundry on the balcony. After the laundry was hung, I sat on the balcony. Suddenly, the day was transformed into a beautiful evening. The air, formerly hot and humid, was cool and clear, a perfect temperature. The leaves glowed in the golden evening light, and fluttered in the breeze. Overhead, the sky was blue, with clouds. There was a layer of high clouds which stayed plastered to the sky, while the low clouds flew rapidly toward me. The low clouds looked like giant birds or dragons. I lay there gazing up, and I saw a flock of dragons flying overhead. I just lay there basking in the wonder.
Then, after the flock of dragons passed by, I turned my attention to something closer to me. Hanging on the clothesline right beside me was one of my fleece throws. It has rainbow colors which I like, but even more, I like that the colors are not in orderly rows of stripes, but rather, they wander about. The orange is shaped like flames. So I stared at the fleece for a while, and its beauty filled me with wonder, just like the beauty of the sky and the leaves filled me with wonder. An exquisite evening.