Today is the official first day of summer. I thought I’d mark the occasion with a few favorite quotes and reflections.
It’s a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it’s light out. ~Bill Watterson
As a child I was so upset that my bedtime was before sunset. I remember listening to neighborhood children splash in the pool as I brushed my teeth, and I was anything but pleased. However, now I find it amusing to hear my nieces and nephews complain about this very same issue. Summer evenings can be so cruel to children.
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
I’m a lover of literature, so I had to throw in a Fitzgerald quote. Everything seems possible in the summer. This summer I’m actively devoting myself to writing, and it feels refreshing and relaxing. Sometimes the fall, winter, and spring are so filled with activity, but summer is a season of solace.
Hey! It’s summer! Be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now-y! ~Terri Guillemets
A little bit of fun never hurt anyone. This summer I have plenty of adventure lined up. From time in Texas, to family gatherings, it promises to be a summer of carefree days and endless nights.
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. ~Sam Keen
This quote is my wish for my husband. I can do lazy real well, almost too well, but he needs to find an afternoon of nothing and embrace it accordingly. Summer is the perfect time to relax with absolutely no agenda.
Here’s wishing you and yours a happy summer!