It’s officially summer. Daylight arrives early and lingers long. The windows are open and the breeze hints of salt water and flowering plants. Days infused with light until the sun blazes a farewell and slips from the sky into the ocean. And then there are the fireflies, weaving and darting through the bushes, adding sparkle to the night.
A time of resident beach stickers and sand chairs poised for access to a spot on Old Siver or Chapoquoit. Calendar filling with events and dinners with friends
in restaurants with outdoor seating. At home, the deck is our warm weather
dining room of choice. Grill and lobster cooker fired into action.
Capture the moment time. For the children released from the confines of the classroom, the summer looms wonderfully endless. Even those of us who know how fleeting these days of warmth and sunshine can be are lulled into the magic of the moment. Doesn’t get much better than sand beneath your feet and water playing tag with the shore line.
Yes, the summer brings crowds of tourists and bridge traffic and the need for reservations and remembering to allow extra time for just about anything, but I’m choosing to rise above the inconvenience. I’m focussing on the fact that people gravitate to this special place because of all that it has to offer. I’m willing to share. Tourists eventually have to leave. We are the fortunate ones who get to stay.