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This is a day that can only be characterised as legendary- not because of an event or something any person did, but because of a rare confluence of conditions that make it so. It's not that the lighting is perfect or the clouds are perfect or the air is the perfect temperature or the breeze is just so. And it's not that the pickle I'm munching on is the best pickle that ever was, or that the lemon tart I ate a few minutes ago looked and tasted like something out of Best Housekeeping Magazine, nor is it that my three cats are happily lazing about and playing in the deep grass which need mowing, or that the air is redolent with the smell of wildflowers and the chirping of songbirds. It's none of these things specifically.

What it is is the totality of all these things, in balance and in counterpoint: the munch and crunch of the tangy pickle with songbirds calling out to one another; a sip of good coffee as a cat plays with my shoelaces; the soughing of the breeze and the heady smell of clover; a lemon tart in the bright sunshine; the billowing, brilliant white clouds against a deep blue sky. The day itself has become art, if such a thing can be said. It's not just another day- and it has absolutely nothing to do with humanity and all its petty, self-involved concerns.

I should be cutting grass or working on the house or planting trees at the acreage or doing at least one of the hundred-or-so things I've been putting off, but a day like this is too good to waste. It's like hundred-year-old wine- you'd be a fool to waste it. And with that I'll leave you now and go back outside.

You are the alien.


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