It's dark here in Florida.
The crickets are chirping full force, the mosquitos are biting without restraint, the frogs are croaking for a mate, the trucks are barrelling down the dirt road, and I'm sitting here, listening to it all.
Not many people enjoy Florida, when they actually live here.
Most times, I don't either, but there's something about it at night that brings peace to me.
Maybe it's the factors above. Maybe it's the dewy humidity that can linger any time of year, especially in spring and summer. Maybe it's the stars I love to look at, the open sky giving me a glimpse of the Milky Way and if I'm lucky, a shooting star for only a brief moment.
The weather isn't ideal. I get bitten by bugs and flown at and scrutinized.
But I love it.
There's so much to find in darkness if only we look for it.
This post was meant to ask about the weather I'm dealing with right now.
Well, this is mine.
Darkness, without silence.
Humidity, without blistering heat.
Sky, without clouds.
Peace, without war.