Let it blanket you with cloud-pictures comforts, warm showers and easy-cool breezes, this here. This near.
I predict sunny, with many chances for fun.
School is out.
Brings back timeless endless summers day memories of play. We felt like they would last forever. Climbing trees, riding bikes, skinned knees, torn jeans and bruises were simply evidence of participation. Kool-aid stands, hot dogs, sunshine and rainy days. We were not consumed with texts, video-games, e-mail or need for sunscreen.
All day, slept, went hard all day the next.
Childhood waned. Youth took hold. In my case, tennis took over for many years. Those summers soon stretched April till it became October – so full, so much fun.
Far away now – yet memories still fresh, as if it all happened just yesterday.
There was always enough time.
Nobody said ‘sorry, I can’t do that – it takes too much time’. Nobody worried how swiftly time would fly because we had limitless supply …
Youth, it is so often said, is wasted on the young. As I see it, nothing was wasted. It was tasted and even now, it still tastes so very fine.
Time, especially summer time, flies by so fast – too fast, but of course we all know the speed of time is constant, relentless. Never takes a day off. Never takes a summer off.
Too many summers have gone by for me to let another one pass without making better use of them.
Summer, life’s merry-go-round.
Make sure you are on it.
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 14C/58F, long walk in silent sunshine with an easy morning breeze – Gusta confused by car-lot rabbits separated from her by a chain-link fence. I laughed. I’m sure the rabbits laughed. All is well – one blister from yesterday’s golf is a small price to pay for an afternoon spent in fabulous heat with memories of one unforgettable shot with my pitching wedge still resonating, but surely it’s too late for me to turn pro …
Hi Mark, I loved this one! So well written, image producing, thought provoking, and meaningful in its' whole concept. I too favor the 'be the person who you are proud of' concept. The only drawback with that it is...mmmnnn... an internal criticizer who knows not the Truth. Those unfortunate folks are 'damned if they do and damn if they don't'. Enough is never enough goodness or good deeds, SF, Lethbridge, AB … PS: thanks for today's good read.
What if there is no moral compass by which to direct our judgment? I will be the first to agree that we should not judge others. We should judge their actions and ask ourselves if what they are doing feels morally right enough for us to follow in their footsteps. We should exercise our freewill choice to decide for ourselves our own actions and live with the consequences. That being said; who decides the consequences? GW, Bon Wier, Tx.
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