She drove east on Peltier Road, unaware of any other cars on the road. It was a few minutes after 6 a.m. The sun was already blindingly bright. The country was dull and dry, with the exception of massive oaks and rows of wine grapes lining the two-lane road.
As she drove to work the summer after her second year of college, Cindy Louie noticed the changing seasons, and thought of the future. After a hot summer in the valley, she was thankful for the beautiful morning, so cool and refreshing.