My Summer Love – A Summer Realization

On a late summer evening, while riding my bike and feeling the breeze under my hand,  I came to a realization…. I had arranged my memories like rocks on a piece of cloth and just lifted the cloth up in one swift motion. And yet, even when it felt like the rocks had left the cloth’s embrace, hit the ground and shattered into pieces, they stood exactly where I had put them. Perhaps, memories stay intact exactly at the place you had created them. Perhaps, grounded like a tree in that exact place, they await you to rediscover them all…

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My Summer Love – The White Butterflies

I was walking to the grocery store. A regular 10 min walk it is, that’s all. Mind was flooded with thoughts as usual. The breeze was really warm and nice. I could feel it touching me lightly. The trees were giggling too. A butterfly appeared in front of me and then… flew away. I smiled. I began to notice my surroundings a lil’ more. There were tiny, white butterflies everywhere. Hundreds and hundreds of them. On people’s lawns, their flower baskets, over the road. It was a wonderful moment. Sometimes they flew alone, sometimes in groups – as if kids…

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My Summer Love – The Itchy Feet

It was Friday night. A night I usually love to relax on. I was supposed to take go home. As I entered my apartment, I called my mom and told her that I wasn’t coming. I was too tired from last weekend’s camping and didn’t want to do it again. After spending an hour doing nothing but laying down on the bed, I got up and made myself some dinner. I finished eating and was still watching the korean show I usually watch while eating. But suddenly…. it felt so off. I wasn’t having as much fun as I usually…

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My Summer Love – Sun-Kissed

Originally, it was just an idea. To make the best of this summer I mean. How? I had no idea. All I knew was that I love the hot weather, the greenery, the clear skies and that somehow I needed to make the most of it exactly where I am. As I was drying myself in the sun by the pool one day, I realized something: I was sun-kissed. All the small steps taken to make the best of this summer such as going to the park, watching the sunset, riding the bike, listening to the live concerts, watching movies…

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My Summer Love – The Rain

It doesn’t happen often. It doesn’t rain for two days continuously over here. In fact, most of the summer has been so dry that everyone has been very worried. Last week, we finally had it all. Two days of continuous thunder, lightning, strong winds and rain. The rain makes every thing a lil’ cool. But I love watching it. I love being that kid peeking through the window into the outer world, feeling rain’s intensity as it hits the ground, shoots back up again and eventually loses its power. The rain reminds me that anything is possible. That it’s possible…

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My Summer Love – The Walk Back Home

Every time I walk back from the pool at the end of the day, there’s a very warm feeling inside my heart. As if I have spent all of myself on becoming an amazing human being. With the sun setting so late, it’s still very bright outside at that time. Every time I walk back home in this tired state, I finally feel complete. I feel as if have done everything I need to do in order to live my summer life. Summer agrees and responds by lightly comforting me with its breeze. I take it as a reward for…

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My Summer Love – Art in the Park

Art in the Park is a public event organized by our public library and it conveniently happens during lunch time every Friday. I had seen it before and had wanted to join. Then I saw how it was full of kids and had changed my mind. My thoughts were stopping me but the thought of spending an hour creating something with unlimited amount of colours in front of me had excited me. I had forgotten about it all though until I saw it again last Friday. Kids were there again and so were their mothers. I finished eating my lunch…

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My Summer Love – The Summer Sky

Ahhh…where do I begin? Summer is the only time I can lay down on the grass, look up at the sky and just smile. Smile into absolutely nowhere. There is a passion in staring at the sky and just…wondering. It makes me realize how I am just one person in sky’s embrace and of how I am so loved and cared for. This abundant sky reminds me of the days of childhood when I used to stare at the sky and fall asleep in its arms. The summer skies are clear, blue and wide. They make me realize of my…

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My Summer Love – A Dip Into The Pool

I have been trying to create small goals and accomplish them. There’s a lot I want to do in life but I can’t always bring myself to do it. I will think and think and keep thinking rather than actually doing it. So i decided I would slow everything down to my own pace and take life one step at a time. With that in mind, I decided that if I see something i want to do but can’t bring myself to do it, I will make it my summer goal. After throwing my dart on it, I will figure…

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My Summer Love – The Blue Sea

When it’s a rainy summer day with a little bit of chill, what do you do? It hasn’t really rained much this summer but today it has drizzling all day so it was a bit cool. On a very tiring Thursday, I come home and wish it was Friday. I sit on the couch as if it is Friday. No worries. No work. As I enjoyed a plate of cherries with a glassful of soy milk, I come up with an amazing idea to melt down yet once again. I open up the Lush goodies I haven’t touched since winter…

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