Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Tuesday after, during which we're supposed to behave as if all is normal.

I know you are out there, sitting at your desk, thinking about how the stretch of beach was never ending, and how you could think about things on that walk that you can't, when you are driving in your car to the train station. There is more room there. It's summer there on the beach.

I know you are out there, looking at your calendar, trying to get out of the third meeting scheduled for today. Thinking about who you are going up against in doubles later on, after work . It's summer on the tennis court.

I know you are out there, teaching your students about The Colonies, knowing they are looking out the window at the sun, and barely being able to stop yourself from flinging open the window and yelling "Enough! Let's go home!" It's summer on the weekends only now, until the end of June.

I know you are out there, waking up kids who were babies the last time you checked, way too early in the morning, to get to school. Even though they were out with dirty feet, and bicycles, and dessert, way past a school days' proper bedtime. It's summer in theory now, if not in practice.

I know you are out there, dreaming of playing all morning, and splashing in the afternoon, and reading what you want, when you want, and eating watermelon, and going back to the places that mean summer to you. Summer is all you dream about all school year long.

I know you are out there, feeling like I am, that this early taste of summer, this early start of something you are not really ready for until the fourth of July, is bittersweet at best, cruel at worst.

Summer is here. Summer is not here. Summer is easy, but not when you are still living your un-summer life. Your school days work days worrying days not ready days.

Summer is upon us. And it is glorious. But it teases and taunts, while we still can't fully grab it and run.

Summer is almost.

More tomorrow. Thanks for reading.
ps:: two more songs I like right now:

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Blogger julochka said...

you do know how to make a girl wistful for summer. :-) luckily it's a bit blustery outside here today, so the weather's not reinforcing it. b/c i've got lots of work to do...

May 26, 2009 8:26 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

Thanks for writing Tara, as always reading you is like drinking a tall cool glass of water. Or lemonade ;)

May 26, 2009 8:34 AM  
Blogger Just Jules said...

this ...this was superb! Absolutely fabulous. Exactly is all I can say.

Yet, we have two more weeks of school - wasted time really. It is raining today. Much needed in two ways 1)makes going back to work easier 2) much needed for the newly planted garden and the not yet green grass

May 26, 2009 9:02 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

We just got back from a short vacation, and our kiddos are already out of school. While driving to work today, I was longing to be at home with them, planning fun things for the day...this the first day of our summer. Dang this work life!

May 26, 2009 9:51 AM  
Blogger Char said...

such a beautiful write. I still and stare at the buckets of rain.

May 26, 2009 10:39 AM  
Blogger tangled sky studio said...

radishes, butter and a bit of salt on a baguette...an early summer favorite around her (we have one more week until our radishes are ready)....happy pre-summer to you tara!

May 26, 2009 8:37 PM  

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