And it’s Summer!

School children are out for summer.

The weather is getting warmer…or not.

People are thinking about sun-kissed vacations, on their last month of diets for bathing suit season, and preparing for the warmer and longer days ahead.

My summer will be trips to San Diego, and Texas. Colorado, unfortunately has been cancelled. Maybe next year. I’ll be working hard but sleeping late and seeing friends and family — all the things that I love.

My your summer be filled with buttery ears of corn on the cob, S’mores roasted on a campfire when the chocolate is soft and the marshmallows are gooey and golden brown, and tall, frosted glasses of lemonade or iced tea — non-alcoholic or not. Laugh with friends.  Take a nap in a hammock with cool breezes offsetting the sun’s warmth, glinting through the verdant leaves of your own tree. On Independence Day, marvel to the lights in the sky, holding the hand of someone you love. Play beach volleyball or softball in the street. See a parade. Camp out in your backyard and watch the fireflies gather and hear the frogs croak, the loons mourn, or the songbirds sing.

Have fun.

I may see you out there.




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Naomi Brett Rourke

 Writer, teacher, director, wife, mother, grandmother, and Mother of Cats, Dogs, and a Tortoise.


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