No doubt you’ve heard the term “Goldilocks Zone” to describe planets that have Earth-like conditions “just right” for hosting life? Yesterday, it struck me we had a Goldilocks Day.
As a Southeast Alaskan, living in the temperate rain forest, I appreciate sunny days, but I also fear them a little. They carry so much responsibility. Their rarity requires that we take full advantage of them; after a long string of such days, that requirement grows exhausting!
Lately, we’ve had either very sunny or very wet weather, with very little in between. Yesterday, we had high overcast and cooler temperatures. It was a breath of fresh air, and perhaps surreptitiously, a sigh of relief.
The day seemed to require nothing of me. It was too warm for a fire, not quite sunny enough to use the sun oven, or drive me to bring extra loads of firewood out of the woods for drying. I felt no urgency to cover wood, plant starts, or tools against rain. Everything was just right.
I felt like I could even slack off a bit. I try to accomplish something every day to justify my existence, but you know, some days one simply wants to dink around. So, for the most part, I did. And it was just right!