One of my favorite summer memories involves a garbage bag.
Classic summer, right? 😉
Okay so maybe not. But if you will, picture two large plastic bags on the grass, with a green garden hose coiled nearby.
And these two
trouble makers problem solvers pursuers of possibility (who did not live near a pool at the time)
My sister B and me, Lake Michigan
Then add water. Up to our chins. Until we are blowing bubbles across the surface of our
non-Olympic regulation size Hefty pools.
And we’re grinning.
Because we really, really wanted to go swimming.
And so we found a way. Mostly. Even if that meant we gripped the edges of our bags
to keep our personal pools intact.
Ah, summer and possibility. They go together like garbage bags and swimming.
Even now I feel there’s something about the sun popping up early and sticking around way after dinner that promotes more adventure.
“Hey, you wanna go swimming?”
But this summer I keep thinking, do it for the process
Because it’s nice to swim (whatever your pool may be)
and blow bubbles on the surface
or go for a hike, or take photos of hummingbirds in your backyard
or write a story, draw a picture
Sure I’m mostly still a problem solving, direction oriented, check off the box on my to do list kind of person…
Here are some of my drawings turned greeting cards in my new Etsy Shop
…but it’s really nice to let summer take over for a bit.
Do you have a favorite summer memory?