Summer Solstice

Happy first official day of summer everyone! Living in Florida it kind of feels like summer starting around March sometimes, though I’ll admit we got what I considered a good few weeks of “real” spring this year. You know the kind with light breezes in the air and blooming flowers…though those flowers had gotten confused by the outrageously high temperatures back in January and started blooming crazy early.

Summer is made for days like this:

And taking naps in hammocks and drinking sweet tea while relaxing in rocking chairs, and running through freshly cut grass barefoot, catching fireflies in mason jars, sticky hands from melting ice-cream cones, staying up way too late laughing and sharing stories, adventures, road trips, singing at the top of your lungs at the concerts of your favorite bands, digging your toes into the muddy earth or cool grains of white sand, power outages from lightning storms, movie marathons, dozens of trips to the library, reading those stacks of books water-side (beach, pool, lake,) fireworks and festivals, making mixtapes and memories, exploring, swimming, thrifting and vinyl hunting, picnics at the park, long walks and runs through the neighborhood, driving with the windows rolled down, being spontaneous, creating things…

Even though I live in this weird “grown-up” world where summer doesn’t mean freedom from homework, I’m still captivated by the magic of the season. It always makes me feel like there’s endless possibility at my fingertips…

I leave you with one of my favorite literary quotes about summer in To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee:

“Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.”

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