a holiday monday is most always steeped in ease. and today, the first holiday of the summer is hot and cloudless and sits like summer. nothing is necessary. it's a holiday. a little gardening. a little reading. a little walk. the lake is still and sparkly. the leaves aren't fully opened so the light is bright. and i will drink in the laziness, soak in the quiet. the boys and beer inaugurated tom's horseshoe pits for the season. and although there are the sounds of children playing and boats on the lake, there is a subdued quality in the air.