Summertime and the leaves are green and the sky is blue! It’s the season of childhood and freedom. I remember summers long ago–bare feet, walks in the creek, kick the can and hide-and-go-seek. And all the fresh fruit and vegetables straight from the garden or the market.
In the summer life is one big bowl of cherries.
If Life is a bowl, then the cherries themselves are the sweet stories cool enough to sweat on a summer day. Cherries are stories that explode inside your mouth, that sustain you in the heat, that build up cravings for the next one. We cherish stories because they turn sunlight and shadow, heat and rain, into food for body and soul.
That’s all I have to say today. Off to eat another cherry and read another story! Here’s to the most succulent of fruits and books in your life.
What’s on your summer reading list? Any great memoirs? What plump cherries can you share with us? Summertime memories?