Did you know that the habitable portion of the solar system where we live is actually called the Goldilocks Zone? Its not too hot, not too cold, but just right to support life forms like us. That started me to thinking, musing and well, you know.
The month of June in Southern California has run from excessive heat warnings to you better take a warm sweater with you kind of weather...and back again. There were days I thought we would never leave winter/spring behind and other days I friend proverbial eggs on the sidewalk. All in all, to be a bit prosaic, it ran hot, it ran cold, but rarely was it "just right." Where the heck is Goldilocks when you need her?
Tonight it occurred to me as I was summing up my experience of the month of June, the weather definitely reflected my personal rolly-coaster ride as far as what keeps me busy and interested. I worked like a dog at a couple estate sales with my friends at Orange Empire Estate Sales and Liquidations Then I was into the zone with my writing a few times my Inlandia workshop and the June summer salon I wrote about last time. I did my morning pages religiously, and worked on my personal memoirs and essays about my life and about my career (two separate projects). Not much in the way of photography this month, but I did do a lot for OEESL. So I guess that would be luke warm, but not just right ala Goldilocks.
All in all, it seems to even out. I think we are all a bit like Goldilocks in that if we are smart, if we have an adventurous soul, and if we are not afraid to try new things, we sooner or later find those things that are just right. And if we are very smart, we enjoy those things, savor them and then we go out again to try what might be too hot or too cold, but in the end, find what is just right for us.
And that's where I'm at right now.