Sunday, August 26, 2012

Attitude of Gratitude: lost & found summertime.  It's kind of like Hank today.  He didn't show up for dinner so we knew something was amiss.  Phone calls determined he wasn't at his friends' houses.  He wasn't with family.  Just as we were to leave to search for him, he stumbled out, blurried eyes: he had fallen asleep UNDER his bed.  He was lost at home.  Summer is like that.  It is still here, but hidden in a new school year.  The AC is going strong, the grass is thirsty for water, the sweaters are still packed away, and fresh fruits and vegetables are in the garden or farmer's market.  I feel sorry for the teachers and kids toiling by the sweat of their brow.  I still search each day to find summer joys.

"When I was a little kid, of course, I was brown all summer.
  That's because I was as free as a bird - nothing to do but catch bugs all day."
Roy Blount Junior
"Yellow butterflies look like flowers flying through the summer air."
Andrea Willis
"The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me."
James Russell Lowell
"Who has not dreamed a world of bliss on a bright, sunny morn like this?"
"And let it be that angels lead us in peace
to leafy streams where cherries tremble in the air."
Richard Wilbur
"Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love and homegrown tomatoes."
Guy Clark
"Teach us to number our days,
That we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom."

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