~~ a seasonal quindecim
Summer, in all its splendor, ushered in-- crowning the longest day just 'ere mid-year-- with promises to warm the soul within and the body without as days grow shorter bit by bit with warmer days yet to be. Gardens are bursting with good food to eat fresh--raw or cooked, flavors only set free when plucked from the stalk in the summer heat of early morn--cooled by lingering night. Refreshing dips in a freshwater pool during the heat of day are such delight to the body, render balm to the soul. Memories built with family and friends o'er barbeque or picnic fare attends to those leaving as summers fun time ends. The longer days and shorter nights will blend some of the best daytime activities to be carried in thought as life doth send loved ones to local schools or overseas, beginning new chapters in books mostly yet to be written as steps lead away from home fires. Embracing new life boldly, with surety closely akin to the sway of limbs on a tree waving in the breeze-- ruminations of failure never piqued by fear, remorse, or guilt provoking pleas through rife cajoling whether squawked or shrieked. Emboldened by new friends in new places standing out 'midst a sea of new faces where past life is leaving no bold traces. Graduations, weddings and moving top summer lists for vacation reflection. Those completed, checked-of, doing the flip as packing moves to a higher section amid lives taking a new direction. Not seeing the void in lives of others who must now find some substitute function to insert where newly loosened tethers flutter freely, blown hither and thither, refashioning purpose at each new whim-- until satisfied with some new dither utilizing free flowing excess vim. Activities of summer dawn an ardor determined by planned point of departure and designed to nurture exit fervor.