I love summer more and more each year. Becoming a mother has allowed me to see the season through a different lens. Children are so in tune with the rhythm of the school calender, extended backyard play after dinner, neighborhood friends coming and going, and lazy 'read the afternoon away' days. Emily reminds me to slow down, schedule less, say no to a few things, spend less time doing and more time being. I really do adore life at a snail's pace.
Art Garfunkel once said he determined his success in life by whether he was able to not work in the months of October and May. If he could accomplish this, his life was a success. For me it would be October and June, the best of both worlds here in southern New England. I like his sentiment though. I really, really get what he means.
So, with Summer officially two days away... we're getting ready... berry picking... fresh herbs are plentiful from the garden... baked beans simmering for hours and hours... stacks of library books everywhere... lazy outdoor dinners... dessert date with neighbors tomorrow... Merle,I'll bring the iced tea with mint and lemon balm... and maybe the girls will catch fireflies.