1. I do the ironing in front of an open window where a cool breeze gently wafts in.
2. Snipping basil, picking cherry tomatoes, and whisking olive oil make up part of the tortellini salad. The act of creating the salad is as satisfying as eating it.
3. Shadows are already long when I go to work in the garden after dinner. There are no gnats, nor sweat, nor burning sun to make the task unpleasant and my mind is free to wander.