Summer Solstice – My Time of Year


Summer Beach
Summer Beach

My time of year – the season of my birth

Yes – I feel the warmth of the sun on my shoulders

Melting the worries

Melting problems into drops of sweat that roll gently down my back

Yes – my time of year

The ocean warms and colors turn to a sea of golden beauty

Seagulls cry in happiness – or possibly a fight over coveted food

The heat rises – the thermometer’s molten mercury higher…and higher

Bodies move easier

The hum of air conditioners in the background

Yes – it’s my time of year

Kids running through sprinklers

Slip and slide down the flower outlined meadow

Babies in strollers lapping up the heat from Mother Nature’s furnace

Ballgames – hot dogs – outdoor concerts – boardwalk – arcade – the smell of popcorn

Skin is tanned and everyone looks healthier

My season

Lawnmowers churn – the smell of fresh grass lifts up to my nose and mingles with the barbecue that grills

Surrounded by picnic tables filled with summer salads and friends who gather

Jump in the pool

A friendly game of volleyball turns into bodies climbing on shoulders for a good ol’ fashioned chicken fight

My time of year

Road side stands with the best tasting tomatoes you will ever find

Grown on giant vines in the backyard

Fresh Jersey corn slathered with butter and salt – the rolling corn leaves the impression of the cob

Fireflies fly – light up the night sky

Kids run around and catch them

Put them in a jar with holes in the lid

My time of year

It seems that I feel closer to the truth of my soul

when my body is free – unencumbered with heavy clothes

The burden of heavy truths

Yes, this is my time of year

Filled with memories that make a life time

Last a life time



Summer Solstice






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My healing journey on the continuum of "It's all wrong" to "It's all right!" I love art and the creative process, reading, writing, and playing tennis.

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