Memories of Summer and Autumn Dreams

School doesn't really get into full-swing over here for nearly two more weeks, but it's the first day of September, which has me thinking about summer and the dear memories from these last months that I'm still holding close:

  • Flying all night to be with my friend, Tim.
  • Sitting shiva with Susan and Jill.
  • Making music with Peter. It's like being held, in the best way.
  • Meeting Rose Polenzani.
  • A surprise from Jonatha.
  • Watching my girls play at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Seeing North by Northwest on the big screen. The crowd applauded all through the opening credits and Hitchcock's cameo, and the gentleman behind me told stories about seeing it the first time around.
  • Being with my whole family at The Swell Season concert in Prospect Park, and with Andy and Colleen, who are like family.  Laying on the blanket with Lucy and looking up at the trees and the night sky.
  • Watching my friends jump behind the mike at a hot dog stand concert that brought us to our feet.
  • A magical hike that led to what felt like the edge of the world.
  • Road-tripping to New Hampshire with my sister and seeing our aunt and cousin on the way home.
  • Bonus time with Hula, which is always so good. Like if time could be the yummiest ice cream flavor ever--that's how time with her is. 
  • A swimming hole that felt like something out of a movie, rope swing and all.

All the summer rest and play has filled me with all kinds of possibilities and dreams for the fall.  For me, after sowing and planting and tending and lots of lots of waiting, fall is always the time for harvest.  For gathering the fruits of our patience and sinking our teeth into them.

What memories of summer are you carrying with you into the coming months? Share them in the comments below. And if you have dreams you're ready to sink your teeth into, it's not too late to join Mondo Beyondo's fall session and create a harvest all your own.