Biking to work this morning was delightful. At least for now, the weather has abandoned the idea of warm, humid mornings and replaced them with crisp, cool temperatures. For the first time in months I wore something to protect my ears. I am sure there are a few more hot days in the near future, but the bulk of the heat of summer has already passed.
It was warm and sunny in the afternoon for the ride home and many people were working out in their yards. I waved to everyone I made eye contact with and they all smiled or waved back at me. A bike is such a friendly form of transportation, I love that I can connect with people in a small way just by riding past and waving.
The entire ride was filled with micro interactions. A few people I knew gave friendly honks as they passed me in their cars. A random car driver flashed the peace sign to me out the window (which I was too slow to respond too, of course). An entire flock of songbirds sang to me as I pedaled by.