I started to realize that loving all the sounds of the cicadas and tree frogs and katydids goes back to my childhood. I grew up on a little farm in Virginia and we didn’t have air conditioning. I was really pretty much a feral child, spending time in the woods and swamps. This contentedness also happens when I ride my town bike. I get this feeling of freedom and timelessness that escapes me when I am in my everyday working world all nice and tidied away with the air conditioning on.
Which, by the way, is most definitely on today since it is like 99 degrees outside. But it was fun while it lasted.