It is funny how weather oriented I can be. Recently it was again quite warm. It again felt like summer and I had friends out and we had a nice horse ride,
even stopping to tie up the horses so we could go for a swim.It felt like summer. The time spread about before us uninterrupted with work or bad weather. It was lovely. I was revisting summer or perhaps at least becoming reaquainted. But of course, summer never really went anywhere.
I then realized my idea of summer is just a state of mind. And what comes to my mind is childhood summers where time seemed to stretch out endlessly like the grains of sand on the beach; no big worries, and no tests. Even the clothes of summer were unencumbered. And I am beginning to now realize that if I take the time, moment by moment, to open my eyes and my heart with gratitude I find that feeling of timelessness settle upon me again.
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others"-Cicero
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." - Anais Nin