Summer Time

Day 5: Writing 101, to be inspired by a photo

Do you remember summer time? Before you were old enough to waste it inside, enveloped in technology. Hours upon hours spent out, running and imagining, instead of plugged in, your imagination not needed for the next level.

Do you remember summer time? The excitement of freedom, the warm glow of the sun hitting the edge of the yard every morning. A neighbourhood meeting place, discussion and play. A game that lasted for two months straight, beginning a new every day.

Do you remember summer time? Packing your life into a suitcase. The three hour bus ride, the magical feeling of reaching the property gates. Knowing for the next seven days you were going to explore and grow. The games, the beach, the trips on boats with glass bottoms – looking at the wrecks below and wondering their story.

Do you remember summer time? The warmth and glow of crackling wood. How memorizing the flames. The smell of burnt sugar as your marshmallow slowly melted off the stick. The excitement as the spider-dog legs gently began to curl with the heat. The satisfaction of eating your own creation. The smell of burnt oak the next morning on your sweater.

Do you remember summer time? Before you were old enough to waste it inside, enveloped in technology. Hours upon hours spent out, running and imagining, instead of plugged in, your imagination not needed for the next level.

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2 thoughts on “Summer Time

  1. This brings back memories! Thank you for the reminder of summers past and the carefree craziness I used to indulge in. I’m adding that to my bucket list. Next summer I need to do some of those things again.

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