Sitting out on the back porch, enjoying the cool of the evening as I watch the moon sneaking up over the horizon. Stars are peeking out in the sky, winking at me as I watch them make their appearance, one-by -one. It’s springtime but it feels like a soft summer evening after an especially warm day. It’s too early for the chorale of the crickets, but not for the mosquitos or no-see-ums. As it deepens, the night is crystal clear and the trees cast long shadows in the bright light of a full moon. It’s quiet…, and peaceful, and I let my tired spirit bathe itself in the beauty and comfort of the evening.