The Suitcase Lady

Quintessence

July 28, 2015, 8:31 pm

Now is the quintessence, the epitome and the apex. Summer is at its fullest, and I intend to luxuriate in every day of it.

Look around wherever you go. Summer is announcing its presence with flamboyance. From our vantage point, tucked between the lake, the fields and the pines, the scene is a feast for all the senses.

My promise to limit my weekly blog to a minute read precludes a complete inventory of high summer symptoms, but here is a start:

  • The Purple Martins are swooping, chirping and feeding their babies from dawn to dusk.
  • Ice cream has never tasted better.
  • All the cats have extended their afternoon naps, and Taj sleeps on the cool marble table.
  • The day lilies are a riot of orange and yellow blossoms.
  • Farmer Dennis’ glossy green corn field across the road grows visibly taller each day.
  • Monarchs are omnipresent in the yard, flitting from blossom to blossom.
  • The sun is still setting late allowing for long after dinner porch sitting.

The marketers who constantly tell us to buy tons of stuff do not want us to live in the moment. Huge  profits can be made if they can train us to buy things in anticipation of future events.

I plan on saying “no” to the current back to school promotions. I’m simply too busy enjoying summer.

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View From Our Front Deck

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