Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SOLS: Summer is . . .

Summer is . . . inspired by Ruth's SOLS from last week.



Summer is . . .
a no-set-schedule kind of day
     To the zoo?  To the park?  To the pool?  To the library. (Air conditioning!)

Summer is . . .
uninterrupted time with family and friends
     without stress about checking off items on the to do list

Summer is . . .
an excuse to tell myself I can do "that" tomorrow
     whatever "that" might be today

Summer is . . .
a time to clean out and reorganize
     those closets and cupboards that so easily manage to get cluttered

Summer is . . .
wishing for cooler nights on the screened in porch
     with a cold drink in hand, sipping slowly to keep the lips moist

Summer is . . .
a lack of worry that I'm staying up too late reading or writing
     because there is time to sleep in a few extra minutes in the morning

Summer is . . .
numerous opportunities to rest and relax
     with my eyelids closed softly, listening to the sounds of the neighborhood

Summer is . . .
the perfect time to refresh and rejuvenate
     excited about the new school year armed with a notebook full of new ideas.

9 comments:

  1. I really like this, Michelle. It reads slow and easy like a summer day. Enjoy yours!

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  2. Sounds like the perfect summer. Enjoy every moment...especially on the screened in porch. Aah, so jealous!

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  3. What a great list! Summer is definately a time for taking the time to rejuvenate.

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  4. This is my kind of summer. Relax without the to do list and schedule.
    Enjoy and get inspired!
    Terje

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  5. Yes, I can identify with this list too! Summer makes me feel free too! Have a great one! Relax. Happy Slicing! :o)

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  6. I love how your poem has universal summertime truths, yet altogether I still get a sense of who you are from your list.

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  7. I think I identify with the "stay up late because I can sleep in" statement!

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  8. Nice! Summery! Refreshing!

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  9. Ah-h, that summertime that yawns so large before us-I love it! Your list is just what I think so much, time for all those things that seem so challenging during the school year. Thanks for giving such an apt picture!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.