New York City, September 7, 2017

★★★★★ The showers had cleared away ahead of schedule, leaving everything open and bright. There was sun enough that it didn’t matter that no one had grabbed a hoodie on the way out for school. Enough thin clouds appeared to keep the noon mild. By school’s end, there was dappled light on the sidewalk under the lines of waiting adults and a breeze stirring the leaves above. The clouds developed ruffled edges and moved on. Electric lights burned warm and brilliant through the pristine night air.