. I don’t sleep at all. I get up at 6:45am and I’m just over it. I look out the front window and see a massive double rainbow over the mountain range. I run outside to the top of the drive and watch it fade away a few minutes later.
. 3 cups of ginger-turmeric tea. There’s an ache behind my eyes and I can’t breathe. Sagebrush pollen, maybe?
. Hummingbird. Latte. Maple-pecan scone. Snow-capped mountains.
. Group hike with the wedding guests. It’s good to be around people again and this group is pretty damn stellar.
. I cannot stop being amazed by these mountains. I’m basically screaming with excitement in my head continuously.
. Another rainbow. And then another. I tell them these rainbows are for them.
. I’m trying not to feel awkward in my singleness at the dinner, but everyone here seems to know at least a couple other people and everyone sticks with who they know. I hop between a couple tables and try not to act like a cling-on with anyone. Everyone makes space for me.
. There is caffeine in my allergy medicine. This is why I was up all night. Damnit damnit damnit.
. Tiny mice dart across the road on the way back to Buena Vista. It’s pitch dark out here and even my high beams seem to get swallowed up. But I can find my way back without GPS now.
. Clear skies tonight.