How does summer break my heart? Because on days like today when it is so beautiful and so perfect, there’s this certain way the light slants and the crickets sound and the way the sunflower bows its head, reminding me that it’s going to be over before too long. Not too soon or anything, it’s just that we’ve turned the corner, it’s on the wane–so I have this sense of joy and heartache all at the same time. There’s the joy of the garden, all the flowers at their height, the vegetables coming in and the sunshine, the butterflies, the blue sky and the grassy meadows.
There’s also the reminiscence of so many summers past when I was a child–the long days of barefoot freedom between June and Labor Day, lasting a blissful forever–and the memories of my own children running around the neighborhood, the pool, long dusky evenings- it all brings about the same wistfulness, days gone by and all of that. (sigh)
So as the year passes it’s zenith and I see heartbreak on the horizon, I know it will be mended and filled again with the fullness of what’s to come. Until then, I’ll soak up this lovely summer, thankfully still with us for a little while!