With her intoxicating delight with life, Summer, more than any other season, is bidding us to slow down, stop and notice the world around us, embrace the pockets of joy and remember that sometimes doing nothing means doing something. Every summer day is special, but these are some of the things that make me miss it the most in the rest of the year.
• Walking barefoot in the grass.
• Eating that first bunch of cherries from my parents’ garden.
• The colours in the summer evening light.
• Feeling the sand on my feet and the sea breeze on the first trip to the beach.
• Taking a break during the work day and going to enjoy an iced coffee like I were on holiday.
• When the storm is coming and I have nowhere else to be than home, with a good movie waiting in the player, bearing in mind that tomorrow is going to be another sunny day.
• Running through the sprinkles (don’t tell me I’m the only one who still does this!).
• Roaming the deserted streets on a Sunday afternoon, wearing a sundress and flat sandals, while eating ice cream in a wafer cone.
• When I first spot the little bouquets of lavender at the farmers’ market.
• Sitting on the dock and dipping my feet in the water.
• Waking up when the sun is up in the sky and realize it’s only 6.30 in the morning and that the day is mine.
• Not wearing my watch, lying in the grass and studying the clouds.
• Walking home late at night on the alleys lined with linden trees in bloom.
• A glass of cold rosé on a long, hot summer evening, to be enjoyed al fresco.
• Watching the sunset on the longest day of the year, if only from the rooftop of a building in the city. (photos)
photos by me