Midsummer musings

Llittle girl floating beachike everyone else in the world, I have more than enough to do. In fact, I have two very big projects staring me in the face. Both require some tenacity and creativity. And this makes my current state of s-l-o-w more than interesting. My RPM’s keep decelerating. I could even say I am a bit dreamy — my head full of all sorts of thoughts and creative bursts. I even had a pregnant dream. How much more obvious can it get? And, by the way, in that dream I was wearing a fabulous emerald green silk sheath.

You see, I want my Inner Puck to come out and play. Enough with the work and the deadlines and the “to do” lists. I just want to run and frolic….well, not so much in the literal sense, but I want to hang loose, hang free, and just be for a bit.

Remember those lemonade commercials that reminded us of the good ol’ days of summer? Those weren’t exactly my summers, but I like the intent. It is time – doesn’t Mother Nature say so? – for us to kick back and enjoy the expanded light of summer.

To that end, I propose that we unite, we fellow would-be frolickers, and commit to MORE FUN. Or if you are a sophisticated type, let’s throw in that “ph” and call it “phun.” Let’s pull out our planners and smart phones and schedule some weekly good times. And the beauty is, we can name our exact flavor of fun.

If not, summer will be over and we will have hopscotched over the season with nary a glance. And when it gets cold and wet and dark, we will be dreaming of this very time we have in our hands right now. At this very moment, we are holding the gift we will want a few months down the road. Kind of sweet, right?

The world is fast, fast, fast and more and more unpredictable every day. This is not going to change anytime soon.

Fun is good for the soul, feeds the creative juices, and certainly realigns our juju. And, really, whose juju couldn’t use a little realignment?

So, during these midsummer days when magic is afoot, insert a pause that refreshes, and allow your Inner Puck to come out and dance in the moonlight, sing to the stars, walk hand-in-hand, or dine al fresco, and dance with Mother Nature. Let’s swim in this channel of light and reverie and enjoy the moment.

Care to join me? I’ll be the one with the strawberry Popsicle in my hand.

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2 Responses to Midsummer musings

  1. Adele Ryan McDowell July 22, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    Yes, even a wide-open heart needs a bit of summer. Holding you and yours in my heart. Much love

  2. Na'ama Yehuda July 22, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    Good reminder. For some summer-time respite, in the midst of big and too-slowed-down tasks, of war and worry, grief and pain. There can be–should be–time made for sun-on-faces, friends-connection, for a beach day if one can manage it, for pausing in the park (if only for the benefit of those who are huddling in shelters or sitting by the bed of the severely wounded, or comforting the families of those who won’t return). I’ll take a lemon Popsicle. Hugs and love, Na’ama