A cool, mellow start to the day. A partita or two from my mate Johann Sebastian, a potter about the kitchen, then off to the park with the dogs. Cool, wet and very green there, with just a tinge of colour in the starting-to-fall leaves of the liquidambars. Lots of kids playing and laughing in the sandpit - gorgeous. Lots of proud grandparents pushing their little charges on the swings, or around the park in hi-tech strollers. Mellowness affirmed.
And over on the side of the park, in the shade, an elegant Asian man and woman, grey-haired and ramrod-backed, doing tai chi. Perfect flowing slow-mo mellowness.
And then the tai chi woman hawked loudly and spat.