As I sit here recovering from a lower back procedure I had done earlier today, I find myself mentally retreating to images of warm summer nights, especially when I look outside on this dreary day. It somehow makes it easier to confront the cold of winter that has made its presence known.
I can’t see it, but I can hear the frigid air dancing outside my window spinning, curling and winding its way somehow through my front window. A touch of cold air brushes by me as it touches my skin. Goosebumps come alive! I enjoy the newness each season brings. However, this winter I find that I am ready to move on now to warmer weather!
For now my memories will have to get me through. Until then…
I think about the fireflies that danced and hovered low across our lawn. They moved so slowly. The kids and I chased them and if lucky caught one…only for a moment though! We let them go with their bright light casting a neon yellow glow…their wings carried them gracefully to a new distant place.
I think about the feel of the warm air as it embraced us just as if to give us a hug. The air was thick with the scent of swimming pool chlorine and sunscreen lotion.
And with warmer weather comes a cold drink. I imagine a drink that I had last summer. It was a tall, frothy, pink-raspberry lemonade. A sprig of mint dangled across the glass rim. The sweet raspberry scent filled the air. Sounds so good doesn’t it?
Oh well…for now I will make a cup of hot cocoa complete with fluffy marshmallows and enjoy visiting with Kim. The cocoa will do, but I sure look forward to those warm summer nights!