i have not been here
very much this summer...
it's hard to make myself come in the house
and type at the computer
when it is so hot and sunny and pretty outside.
summer goes by far too fast.
i find myself panicking as the days
turn into august,
feeling like summer
is slipping through my fingers
and i want to grab it tight
and fill my pockets
and my shoes,
i want to store it, savor it, hoard it.
i want to make it last forever.
so i haven't been here much
but i've been writing blog posts
in my head
and taking photos
with the big camera and the little one (my phone)...
i've been reading books
and eating ice cream and taking long walks,
finding new beaches
and driving down endless dirt roads.
i am going to try really hard not to think of you
as the end...
but instead, i'm going to try to soak up as much summer
as i can and not stress about the passing of the days.