A couple of weekends ago we had our first really hot, muggy weekend of the season. It was hot, like ridiculously hot, muggy and all-around gross.
I hadn’t been able to get on my bike much this season yet, so even though it was slated to be a hot day, I decided to go for a ride that Saturday. I pulled myself out of bed super early, but even with an early wake-up call, it was already getting fairly stifling outside.
As I rode north on MacArther Blvd I noticed the honeysuckle in full bloom, they were absolutely beautiful, these bushes full of gorgeous flowers and childhood nostalgia. But the honeysuckle wasn’t just something I got to experience with my eyes. As I rode, when I would ride past a honeysuckle bush, I would just get enveloped by the rich smell of honeysuckle. It was a full-body experience, riding past those honeysuckle bushes that day. The heat and heaviness of the air around me allowed the smell to linger and intensify.
I did not have the most favorable conditions for a ride that day, but those conditions also allowed me to experience something in a beautiful and intensely different way.
My dear friends, I hope this week we can notice and experience something in a beautiful and different way, even if we might not have the most favorable of conditions.
I hope you have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!