“Summer Lovin'” – first thing that came to mind was Grease, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John singing about a summer fling. “Tell me more, tell me more ….”
If I were younger and or a different person, perhaps I might have actually followed that train of thought through to its obvious conclusion … but the person I am today runs screaming from the room. For me, summer love is in nature. It’s those things that come to life in the warmth of the sun and in warm summer rains.
These are the things that represent summer lovin’ to me – these growing things that only occur in the heat of summer, with the sun’s encouragement and the nourishment of the earth and rain. The memory of them carries me through the worst of dark winter days, as love carries us through the dark periods of our lives.
But really, this next shot says it very well. He’s bald as a Jay in dark winter, but come summer, he is the Green Man incarnate.
Love these summer days and hold them in your hearts, for these are among the things that are worth holding onto.
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