Summer, Summer, Summertime

June 21, 2011 at 7:37 am | Posted in Life and Living | Leave a comment
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Well, it’s officially summer, though it feels like it’s been summer for like a month. But it’s official now, which means… well, basically nothing, other than it is going to get hotter and hotter and hotter before it cools down again.

Summer used to have more meaning. Summer meant that you were out of school and had no responsibility. Summer symbolized freedom and fun. Summer was all honeysuckles and sprinklers; marshmallows over a campfire; games of red rover and camp Olympics. Summer love.

Mmm….summer love.

There was an innocence and an excitement, everything was carefree. Now, summer is just another season, only stickier. I wake up, go to work, and come home. And actually for me, the first half of summer is my busy season, since I work with educators and we do our teacher training when they are out of school.

I envy the teachers who don’t work during the summer. Truly envy them.

So summer is no longer as relaxing and enjoyable as it used to be, but it’s hard to let go of those feelings and the desire to just take a ride, blast the music with the windows down, find an open space and watch the stars. Summertime still gives hope for new beginnings. So the romance with summer isn’t quite the same, but the feelings are still there. I guess it’s kind of like a long term relationship — no longer new, requires work, but still worth it for those sweet moments.

What do you love about the summer?

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