Today the weather broke. It rained all day. The air dropped, now cold. It is no longer summer.
Tonight the sky was soft and colorful. The rains washed all the dust away. Even the little ticky-tacky houses looked pretty in a way, in the pink light. I spoke French in my French class and then came home and hung out with housemates for a bit, talking work and nonsense.
And when I finally dragged myself back up to my room this evening, I discovered that not only did our housekeeper (whom we never see, whom I've never met) clean my room and make my bed -- she made me a present. My small pillow that I've had for ever, for my entire life, long ago lost all its pillow cases.... She sewed me one.