Today is the last day of summer, my favorite time of the year.
I love the warm weather, the humidity, the long days.
We run into our neighbors more often, and everyone and everything seems to move at a more relaxed pace.
There’s trips to the shore, baseball games, water ice after dinner, and curtains blowing in the breeze.
I’m not sure what it is, but watching curtains blowing back and forth is one of my favorite things to watch.
Perhaps it’s the fact that if the curtains are moving it means it’s warm enough to have the windows open. It’s knowing that fresh air is circulating throughout the house. It’s hearing the sounds of kids playing, neighbors laughing, and lawnmowers doing their thing. If I were asked to come up with one word to describe the sensation, that word would be romantic.
While I know there’s still a lot of days left where our windows will be open, there’s no denying that we’re on that inevitable march towards winter. So as a way to help me recall such a pleasant memory, I got out my iPhone and recorded a 15-second video of the curtains blowing in our family room.
And if that isn’t enough to remind you of summer, here’s the classic “Summer Breeze” by Seals & Croft. They even mention curtains…
So goodbye summer of 2015, and thanks for the wonderful memories.