Endless Summer

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Every summer as the season comes to a close, I experience a summer sadness.  It’s not anything as serious as depression, but certainly a malaise. As our trip home to Ohio edges ever closer, a little bit of greyness starts clouding my head and my heart. About a week ago, when I felt that greyness creeping in, I began to think just how silly it was. How foolish to be missing something that isn’t even over yet? Missing the beach while you are sitting on it? Duh.

It got me thinking–just what about summer is it that I love so much? Of course, everyone loves action packed summer days, beautiful starry nights, bike rides, beach sand, swimming…I could go on and on. But there is something else for me. I have almost a different personality or persona–happier, more relaxed, carefree and fun. I’ll call her Summer Beth, and I definitely like her better than that more stressed out, uptight Rest of the Year Beth.

So, I decided this year, Summer Beth needs to have a talk with Rest of the Year Beth because Summer Beth doesn’t need go away. Even after summer has waned and the cold, crisp days of fall have set in, Rest of the Year Beth needs to remember–that greyness can’t creep in if the warm summer thoughts, relaxed attitude and especially the memories are there to keep it out. After all, as the ultimate Queen of Summer, Lilly Pulitzer, once said, “Its always summer somewhere.” Yep–in my heart and mind.

2 thoughts on “Endless Summer

  1. I love both Beth’s equally!!!!! This may sound a little selfish but I’m glad you’re coming back. Akron and i have missed you terribly. I received this beautiful gift just a few days ago and the phrase “scatter sunshine” was etched into a plate. Those 2 words are probably the most amazing 2 words I have ever heard. And that’s what I plan to do. I want to scatter sunshine. Won’t you join me? Love you. See you soon.

    • I feel like you bring out Summer Beth in me even in the doldroms of winter 🙂 Glad to be back home. Nantucket is a special place but so is Akron, Ohio. Can’t wait to see you! xoxo

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