A typical summer is a time of busyness in play, spending most days in fresh air and sunshine, adventuring and traveling and feeling hot from so much movement and energy. Though it's technically not summer yet (only a couple days left) the warm weather that others have been taking advantage of to break in their summer plans has passed with little acknowledgement from us as we have spent our days (going on two weeks) nursing our health indoors. We could easily be bitter about the beautiful weather that we have not fully experienced, but surprisingly we have enjoyed our days. Bringing a bit of life inside, an embodiment of sunshine in our single windowed apartment helps, as well as big imaginations. We have been pirates, following treasure maps and fighting dragons (who knew pirates were so versatile?) We've watched ballets, and performed our own. We've created art, taken naps, picked out summer books, planned summer birthdays, and enjoyed passing moments with peaceful quiet.
"After all, I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” [.]