21 June 2007

Summer Solstice

The arrival of summer solstice never fails to make me melancholy. I should be excited about the longest day of the year, the hours and hours of sunshine that make up summer. I do love the hours of sunshine, but there is also the sense that summer is slipping away. I look back at what I have been doing every summer and it is usually nothing. I work and I go to church and I catch a few movies, but nothing to write about in the "How I Spent My Summer" essay everyone, whether in school or out, has to present every fall. I haven't traveled, I haven't seen anything of interest, I have just worked and eaten and slept, which makes it no different than any other time of the year. And I have no great plans for the remainder of this summer, just working and eating and sleeping, the usual. I have no way to savor the remaining days of summer, the remaining hours of sunlight and warmth, before the autumn arrives and hints at the impending winter hibernation.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why don't you come visit me! and we can drive to Vegas and catch a show! OR hey... we could go to Lagoon.. now come on.. doesn't that sound like fun?

You are okay girl.

H

Miss Parker said...

I knAow! I hate it when the days get shorter. Oh well.

aquamarine said...

Summer solstice is my santity. It is like being able to count down to not melting any more.

Panini said...

there's something exhausting about heat that makes it really hard to move or think - unless, of course, you have an ice-cold lime diet coke sweating in your hand. Then I can handle it. Only, I haven't had one since Sunday! (headaches are going away . . .)

esperanza said...

Well I thought the day went well, we went to a fun movie! It was a nice break from my lesson planning!

ZB said...

Hey, HY got your cute card! What a pleasant surprise...and the next day he got a present! Wow. You are the BEST. Thanks so much for thinking of him. We are having a little family party tonight. I'll make sure and put some pictures of him on the sight. Loves to you!

cherbear said...

If I were in Utah, I'd feel the same as you and Parker. However, I live in the hottest part of CA, probably of the country, and I look forward to summer solstice because it means the days are getting shorter and it's that much closer to winter. It's already been 100+ for the past month or two so I'm looking forward to October or November when it cools off to 80 or 70 if we're lucky.