Taking the dog into the orchard before bedtime has become a treat:
time to take deep breaths of fresh air,
space for grounding and letting busy thinking drain from my mind,
darkness so deep it reveals the Milky Way (or see clouds chasing across the sky … the moon conceived by fog … rain soaking my face …)
occasion to practice of Tai chi
and feel gratitude for the good things in my life, think about absent friends and family.