"At middle age the soul should be opening up like a rose, not closing up like a cabbage."
-John Andrew Holmes

Monday, September 13, 2010

This Was The Summer of.....

Just thinking a little tonight about the cool fall weather we've been having and how official the end of summer feels suddenly. It was a good summer and it seems healthy to process it out now that its about to become a file in the memory bank. How would I label the last few months if I had to define what made this summer unique, what would that look like.

How about this:

It was the summer of.......
  • our big house purchase
  • the epic cousin visit
  • nightly ice cream in little ramekins
  • much painting
  • the family carpool
  • the iPhone
  • learning to sumersault
  • the big hail storm
  • Frog and Toad
  • Mason Jennings and Michael Franti
  • my last year in the twenties
  • our third son
  • long swims
  • the perfect bruschetta
  • my favorite flip flops
  • truck-stop pancakes
  • Daddy's ciabatta
  • iced coffee
  • long stories
  • silly words
  • my new bloghost
  • the great, hot July
  • old suits
  • the fair's return
  • neighbors
  • Grandpa's riding mower

Lots of wonderful memories in all those little labels and a heck of a lot of poetry too, without meaning it at all. They actually would all make great poem titles. I keep meaning to write more and always struggle with titles. Huh. Kind of inspiring. Good old lists.


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