This is the summer of your life

I simply loved this! Thank you, Frances Trussell!

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mindfulness, summer

On childhood summer evenings I would sit by the breeze of my open bedroom window listening to the symphony of the season. The laughter of those children still allowed to play out, the kicking of balls in the park and shouting to friends. Birdsong soared high amongst the barbecue smoke whilst the clinking of glasses accompanied grown-ups chatter below.

How bittersweet those balmy nights, a loveliness and still a longing. A longing for a time when the days would be mine, the laughter my own in a no-bedtime, no-rules, me-time-all-the-time kind of way.

So now, I have arrived. And you have too. Here we are, exactly where we wanted to be back then. This day is ours, this night is ours and it’s us who makes those rules. We made a promise to ourselves that when we got here we would embrace those evenings with all our being, feel the…

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About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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4 Responses to This is the summer of your life

  1. Robin says:

    Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing it with us, Eliza. 🙂

  2. arlingwoman says:

    Wow. I do like this. Thanks for introducing us.

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