People take pictures of the Summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to proved that it really existed. ~ Ray Davies
I am going to be clearing out my photo’s today and tomorrow, so more pictures than blog. I know, a lot of you are thinking “Thank the Gods! She’s going to finally shut up!” To me, this weekend marks the official kick off of summer. The beach gets a little fuller, the days a lot hotter and the people and activities a lot funner (is that even a word? Naw, I know it’s not). Having lived in Florida my entire life, my year has always been structured in a way where the first week of September (Labor Day) to the last week of May (Memorial Day) is about mature things, like work, or school when I was younger. But Memorial Day weekend, this weekend, the shoos are worn a lot less frequently (and the clothes) and the barefoot or flip-flops and swimsuits or T-shirts begin to become the norm. It’s this period of time that I feel the most blessed by life and feeling blessed I feel the need to appreciate the gift of nature because one never knows when life will take things away. And I want to be able to be a person with few regrets, one who can think over their life and say, “wow, that was grand!”
The take from? It’s okay to sometimes say, or even do, nothing at all. To squander away your life on joyful pursuits. To love those about you with all of your heart. To kiss the wind that moves the tide. To dance in the moonlight like you are a fool. To chase the waves with a 6 year old child. To tell a man (or woman) you love them. To call your mother, when she least expects it and invite her to come stay a while with you. Life goes by just once, do you want to look back at your life as a selfishly solitary one or as a life that was shared and given to the happiness of those who love you? I kind of want to give everyone a bit of me so when I am gone, they will each carry that little piece of me daily in their hearts. Because to me, the scariest words in the world are, “I lost everyone.” See you soon!