February 28th 2021
Today life is just better when the suns out. I walked to my local go-to coffee place this morning to get a coffee (duh), and life was just better. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky.
I can’t hear or write that phrase without thinking back to a time in, potentially, Kissimmee Florida, when I was, potentially, eight, and stood on the hotel balcony with my Mum.
“There’s not a cloud in the sky!” she said.
“Yes there is, there’s one over there!” I corrected, ever the pedant.
I’m sure my parents will not be pleased to read, given they spent like five grand on that holiday, that the memory I have of it that is most clear to me is one of an eight year old pedant pointing out a flaw in a pithy aphorism.
“Yes there is, there’s one over there!” is very on brand for me though, he says, painfully aware that that’s not a good look.
I don’t know why I remember that moment so clearly. I, potentially, literally swam with dolphins on that holiday but all I remember is “there’s not a cloud in the sky”.
Also, it’s completely possible that my memory is of a different balcony on a different holiday, but the point remains. Today there was literally not a cloud in the sky.
And that makes me happy like a child at Disneyland.
Until tomorrow, or maybe it was Tenerife.
(edit: I’ve been told it was Sarasota)