“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” ~ Sam Keen
Summer comes to Seattle next week after a torrid session of flirting with us for the past month. It’s the time of year when you have to wear a coat to get to work in the morning, but then you end up carrying the coat home at night.
It’s also the time that people on the bus start talking about vacations, family visits, and retirement. Oh, it might start as a conversation about how the new crab apple tree you planted isn’t doing well. But it quickly moves on the to conversations of anticipation of a long 4th of July weekend or an escape to the the mountains for some camping and reading.
For many of us, it’s all about the anticipation of the Summer blockbuster movies. This year brings so many movies including:
For others, it is the joy found in family gatherings, catching up with your siblings, and spoiling the grandkids, nieces, and nephews. The kids are out of school and looking for things to do. It’s a summer of not having to mow your yard because the grandkids need money. It’s time to teach a nephew how to build a shed or repair a fence. It’s a chance to read to the young ‘uns from the books you want to make sure they don’t miss. Grimm’s Fairy Tales anyone?
So grab the volleyball, hit the beach, and don’t forget the libations. Next week is the beginning of Summer.