The Fruits of Summer
This is the time of year when sunshine is bursting in the flesh of sweet sweet fruit. Sunlight muscles out the darkness of night, and we have more time for all the things on our never-ending to-do list. One thing I always find is that more light hours of the day do not necessarily yield more tasks done, as the sweltering heat commands a level of respect and relaxation in the middle of the day. Time is at once accelerated and stagnant in the rippling heat waves of our longest days.
It’s these pockets of time that teach me to slow down and make time for what I want. When I take the time to be still and observe, I notice buzzing bees, busy ants, playful birds, and the fragrant bellow of fruit ripening into bright, drippy color. I can even detect the smallest rhythmic dance of leaves stirred by a hot dry breeze.
This stillness of nature is there every moment of every day when we’re all bustling about our days and counting through the tasks to complete. I invite you this season to slow down and enjoy the fruit of summer. Savor each as … Read More