Thursday, May 26, 2011

Été (Summer)

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." ~Albert Einstein

(This post is in celebration of the blog party hosted by Jocee @ Cupcake Dictionary as she celebrates her 100th follower. Congratulations, beautiful girl!)

I have made no secret my love of the spring and summer months....

...never have I striven to hide my dreams of wandering Paris streets, umbrella in hand...a secret stash of dollars in my pocket...

...whispered desires of café au lait and leather-bound books in open-air pâtisseries.

Summer is my time of waffle cones heaped with strawberry ice cream...beach-side dreams of Hugh Grant and Johnny Depp sightings...mani-pedis and Imogene Heap albums, sprawled under a tree with my bare toes tingling in the grass.

I adore the feel of the sun running its reviving fingers down my neck as I scrawl LOVE in the sand, watching the waves take my footprints and words back into its salty depths...

I long for wide open grassy fields, lost in my own tiny patch of blue sky...

...wishing for a moment to be wandering among the English hills in the mentality of Lizzie Bennet or Marianne Dashwood, a flower-decked straw hat captured between my fingers, lost in the thought of some romantic sonnet composed for my ears alone.

My summers are yellow and plum...Dr. Pepper and peaches so juicy that their joy trickles out the corners of my mouth and down my chin and neck...mornings of watermelon and nights of sapphire...pool blues and maple-leaf greens.

So banish your shoes to the back of the closet, and pull out your passport.

Wax your surfboard and throw open the curtains.

Grab a sugar-frosted cupcake and a book -- from novella to dictionary -- and float out to sea in a small, wooden boat.

Leap into sparkling puddles and dance barefoot in the lawn with daisies in your hair.

...never waste a moment.

...never waste a summer.


  1. You. Are. Just. AMAZING!! That was the most beautiful post I've ever read. Props to you!! I'm TOTALLY spotlighting you in my next post. Wow. I'm in awe :))
    -Jocee <3

  2. I linked up and have joined!! Such fun!! And Summer is more than welcome here as well! WATERMELON AND ALL!
    Oh, how I long to rove the hills like Lizzie or Marianne. With a bit more or Lizzie's sense and wit and a little more or Marianne's open, artistic nature, both of which I am seemingly void of now. Where there's a will there's a way, perhaps? Either way, lovely post!!

  3. That was such a beautiful post!!!!! Dr. Pepper. <3 <3 I have a Dr. Pepper obsession.
    You have a really lovely blog!
    I just wanted to let you know that you've been nominated for my "Blogger of the Month" award. :)

  4. Jocee: you're a sweetie and an inspiration! :)

    Grace: I'm so glad you've linked up and joined in on the delight. It's really an amazing little thing, and I' so honored to be followed by you.

    Qui: Oh, thank you so much! You're so sweet! :D And also, thank you so much for letting me know about the nomination! What an amazing honor! <3


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