Sweet Summer Rain …

August 22nd, 2010 § 2 comments

Rain… Sweet, sweet summer rain. At long last, the weather has shifted. Cool breezes have returned, bringing with them velvety air, grey skies and the softest of late-summer showers. For the gardener, a much needed day of rest; a late morning sweetened with tea and scones, and a leisurely afternoon filled with quiet contemplation. The garden’s thirst quenched by the heavens, I curl up contentedly in the sofa’s gentle folds. Surrounded by rain-speckled windows and a blurred, poetic landscape, I drink in the beautiful, melancholy of Pascal Rogé on piano; in a recording of favorite selections by composer Erik Satie…

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  • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Hi Michaela, Just now listening on YouTube to “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance” from Vampire Weekend… lovely. Hope you’re still enjoying this early fall weather.
    Although I like it when cooler evenings start to take the heat off of the day, I can’t help feeling a little bittersweet that our all-too-brief summer is almost over and coming, once again, to and end. Satie seems to say this exactly.
    Is it just me, or did this summer feel particularly short because of the strange way that it unfolded this year with everything hustled along by the extreme heat so early in the summer – chopped up into bits instead of flowing along at a normal pace. (Is there such a thing as a “normal” year for weather any more?) Or perhaps it only seems that the older I get, the faster the precious times just fly past me… Too much mundane busy-work to be done and not enough time spent on what I really want to be spending my time on. Hmm m, time for reorganization… a prioritizing/major overhaul, me thinks!
    Thank you, D xo

  • Michaela says:

    Hi Deb, Yes… The summer seems to have flown by quicker than usual. I know we still have nearly a month of summer days left before autumn officially begins, but the shorter days and cooler night do feel like fall. I
    It sounds like you need to schedule some hammock days my friend. Grab onto the reigns and make that time your own…
    xo Michaela

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