“If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper…” ―Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
When one is retired from working as an employee, you would think that the seasons, including that eternal summer, would all blend together. I find, that while my time is more flexible, it is not entirely disconnected from the rhythm of the of the seasons
We are not big vacation takers, but prefer to do mini-trips. Some of this has to do with the amount of travel I did with my work before retiring.
It was great. But even then, we road warriors reluctantly tolerated the non-frequent flyers at the airports headed off for their summer adventure.
In addition, since I flew, literally, around the world for my vocation, a hop in the car for a couple of nights at a quiet Kansas B &B is so much less complicated.
I have been blessed to see a lot of places, and although there are places I would still like to visit, a good book, my journal and quiet are my version of vacation in this season.
Eternal Summer Seasons
We have one trip planned for late July. An extended family reunion on my husband’s mother’s side of the Lewis clan. The cousins have lots of activities planned. I personally am taking several good books to read.
David is excited to share the latest he has discovered about Eunice Hunt Tripler, his great great (great?) grandmother, whose 200 birthday is this October 2022. More on that to come!
No doubt, other stories will emerge for rescuing! Can’t wait to share them with you.
What are your plans for the summer? What stories will you pursue? Please share in the comments below.