Inspired by Mama Kat’s #3 prompt: List 6 things you are going to miss about summer. Am I in a poem phase? xoxoI poured you on my pancakes this morning The syrup took hours to drip, slow as molasses That’s part of your allure, Summer How you slow churn Time like buttermilk batter I love how easy your late nights crawl out of slumber Soothing me like a meditative drummer The stroke of midnight dances off the fireflies As I stay awake full of your surprise The icing of your season is the lazy, idle tempo The slurring crescendo Sloth like and moth full Even insects move to the beat of your purr Oh Summer, if I boiled you down to one word I’d have to pick simple It’s written on the cut of my shorts, the grass stained t-shirt Your flowers lace my hair with elementary opium I’m addicted to your silly conundrums Your colors are blissful A chromatic pistol I’m caught up in your vibrant missile Of picturesque sunset litter A few birds chirping. Kids laughter. I fall in love with your constant chatter How the sounds of your existence caress me with murmurs that these are the times to remember Hey, Summer. I would call you, but I forgot your number You’re breaking up in the back to school mumbles Is this all I get until the fall of September? When I will be missing all of you and more
Oops! I’ve been gone from this blog for a little while. But, hey, at least I am back with good news?? That’s right, folks. I’m in the middle of birthday week! It’s only the most fabulous week of the entire year – of which, I jam the most celebrations humanely possible into 7+ days before laying dormant for the remaining 51 weeks.
The bad news is that I don’t have much to say today. But, I figured I should pop on over here and get some of the writing cobwebs out before I go absolutely nuts-o’s from pent up word frustration. Therefore, I decided it was a good time to link up with Emily’s Things I Learned post, especially since she is also returning from a little writing vacation.
In July, I learned that:
1. There is this
weird eclectic festival held in the Midwest each year where people camp out for four days, don face paint, opt for frequent nudity and ‘bond like family’ often with alcohol and drug paraphernalia in hand. I’m not sure why I find this so fascinating to learn about besides confirming that there really is another person out there for everyone.
Source: The Daily Beast
2. Garth Brooks has (had?) an alter ego by the name of Chris Gaines, which was conceptualized as a creative outlet for Garth’s rock and roll side. Nothing ever came of Gaines, but I find the whole thing and Garth’s disguise a little creepy.
3. Not writing for almost two weeks makes you question if you will ever write again. Like, is this just writer’s block or am I losing it? Let’s hope it’s the former!
4.The Omnivore’s Dilemma is really long and intense. I am liking it a lot, but I am definitely going to miss the end of July due date, folks!
5. Flowers from a boy are very nice :)
6. Even though 75 degrees used to scream summer when I lived in Cleveland, it now feels like fall weather to me.
7. After non-intentionally avoiding beef for six weeks, I become sick from eating it. Awesome. Another food item to cross off the ‘I can eat that’ list.
8. Seasonal artists in France went on a nude strike this month to fight for improved pay and insurance benefits. This article reports on the “ballsiness” of the demonstrators. I find the word usage downright hilarious. Mais Monsieur, what will we ever do without our artistes?!