29 May Change of pace
I stayed up late making this last night. Isn’t it fun? I learned so much doing it that when I finished it at midnight I wanted to start another but I made myself not. I’m hoping my youngest will join me in some creating. I’m actively suggesting both of us playing hooky and going on a supply-gathering day, complete with sushi and good tunes. Perhaps I’m not the very best mom? To be fair, this girl is an ironman, I don’t think she’s missed a single day of school this year, and sometimes I need to make sure her free spirit ways can have their day too.
As in all things, I was influenced by the sea making this. Particularly as the weather has been cold and wet and it seems like a million years, not just a few weeks, since I did this. June (and this year May too it seems) is always a bit of a tease. A grumpy tease. A grumpy gatekeeper tease. We know July will get here and be gorgeous. There will be hot hot days where an evening swim is mandatory to get you through to sundown, even if you’ve swum earlier in the day already, and it’s as easy to wander into the water as into a warm shower. But first we have to get through June.
June will give us glimpses. Running out on errands without need of a coat. Bright mornings before the rain starts, with the birds whooping it up. The return of bats and bears and swallows, oh my. But it will also surprise us with huge drops of rain dripping onto our foreheads, puddle-wet feet sliding in flip flops, and worrying news from the damp local strawberry fields.
That’s OK. It will get here, and I’ll get back down to visit my rock-clinging friends. Until then I might make another bracelet or two.