Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summer Synopsis

I'm not feeling at all ranty today. Perhaps it's just that I alleviated most of my tense, inverted, angry energy last night at derby practice. Perhaps it's because I have been snarky to everyone who crossed my path in the past week or so (ie. more of a dick than normal). I think it's the hazy heat and the lazy mid-summer malaise that just occurs this time of year when all you feel like doing is sipping on lemonade, laying in a swimming pool, listening to the crickets and cicadas as the firefly lights gently sparkle up the evening air. Yup...not ranty at all. I'm feeling quite poetic.

In spite of it's suffocating heat this time of year, it is my favorite. There is an energy that exists in the summer that just seems absent the rest of the months. Outdoor festivals with music floating through the air mixing with the sweet smells of funnel cakes, hot dogs, and popcorn. Those moments when time just seems to stop. The awe and wonder on a kid's face lit by the glow of sparklers. Watching the heat make waves in the air as it reflects off of asphalt. Plopping in a bushy patch of cool grass under the shade of a tree to watch my kids run off and exert the last of their stamina. Completely disregarding the oven and serving sandwiches, chips and fruit for dinner. THAT is what summer is all about.


  1. If you haven't heard it, you should check out Kenny Chesney's "Anything But Mine." I'm not much of a country fan, but the song captures, as do you, the "feel" of summer. It goes well with lemonade and pools too. :)

  2. Against my better judgment...I'll check it out. I am SO anti-country...it's silly.