There’s a wonderful clarity in the air today – almost a transparency, as though the sunlight is shining through the landscape instead of on it. There’s a crystalline feeling in the weather, a sense that all things are somehow new and fresh. The sheer brilliance of July light is everywhere. I took a walk this morning in the park, and I felt like I was walking through flimsy gauze instead of summer air. I don’t think the sky could have been any bluer or the fluffy clouds any whiter.