“august of another summer,
and once again I am drinking the sun
and the lilies again are spread across the water.”
gallup park, ann arbor, mi, usa – august 2022
“i saw the sea put on her dress of midsummer loveliness…
i heard the wind call out and say,
get up my dear, it is today!”
(not me, but a trio that has my same musical style)
on a sweltering hot day
than having a front row seat
belting out fan karaoke.
“i think there’s something strangely musical about noise.”
-trent reznor, nine inch nails
image credit: google images
in this heat wave
thinking back to the time
when i decided to
slip ‘n slide with my daughters
waited my turn
zoomed up to it
head first, arms ahead
ready to slide for miles
balked at the last second
backside first, head followed
slammin’ instead of slidin’
didn’t end up cooled down and filled with joy
did end up concussed and filled with regrets.
“you always say, ‘i’ll quit when i start to slide,’ and then one morning you wake up and realize you’ve done slid.”
-sugar ray robinson (american professional boxing champion)
nothing like seeing a good humor truck in the summertime.
what’s your personal go-to order?
i’m all about the ice cream sandwiches or strawberry shortcake bars.
“there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
the northern hemisphere summer solstice will occur at 5:14 a.m. et on june 21, 2022
the hour is upon us
“an inch of time on the sundial is worth more than a foot of jade.”
when you have one thing you have to do all day
and it is called summer.
“re: times in my life when i had one thing to do all day, but i still couldn’t get to it.
“i gotta go to the post office, but i’d probably have to put on pants.
and they’re only open until five.
looks like i’m going to have to do that next week.”
one thing different about having snacks during summer break
is that i don’t have to share them with any creature
who might suddenly appear
including a baby t-rex.
“i like vending machines, because snacks are better when they fall.
if i buy a candy bar at the store,
oftentimes i will drop it so that is achieves its maximum flavor potential.”
nothing like a slow and easy saturday morning
“saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life.”
art credit: franco matticcio, squirrel in tree