My Summer Love

Dear Summer,

Every year, I wait for you so desperately and when you do arrive, I waste my time getting angry at you for not staying long enough. To lose you so quickly when I love you so much? What the heck! And while I am still getting used to the fact that it’s finally warm, you just abandon me in the middle of cold weather. I have every right to be mad at you. How dare you do this to me every single year?

The anger remains… but something has changed over the years. I have started to value you more because you pass by so quickly. I have learned to roam around the streets as much as I can with you. I love you more than anything else in the world and you know that. Every day in the winter, I pray that all of this would soon be over. And you know why? Because I know that at the end of all this will be you, holding me in your warm sunlight with flowers to beautify my way. I love that you make the flowers grow just so I can look at them and be all happy just because they are there. You make me forget about where am I in life or what I have accomplished or not; with you, my love, I am just me. A simple person who can smile for no reason, be excited for no reason and be active for no reason at all. These are the joys you bring to my life. Do you understand? You make me me.

So, dear summer, I promise to make the most of you every year; so promise me that you’ll always stay a bit longer, right beside me. So that we can go for bike rides, listen to live music, watch sunsets, camp, plant and watch flowers grow, go for random walks, try something new and most importantly, lay down under the clear blue sky – just you and me. I love you so much, dear Summer. And I know that you love me too.

Forever and for always,

You sweetheart IshKishMish <3

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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My Summer Love – The Search for Wildflowers

I like adventures a lot. Having to look for something and create something with my hands feels amazing. So one day, I went out on a bike ride with a purpose. The purpose of searching for the wildflowers. I had spent an hour in the well-maintained park and hadn’t had much success. I had checked everything from the side of the lake, to parking lots to corners of the buildings, but there was nothing in that area. Defeated, I decided to go through the alleys on my street rather than the road and was successful in finding some windflowers. I…

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My Summer Love – The Heat Wave (35 C)

It has been a long time. A very long time indeed. It’s been a long time since I had to sleep without a comforter. Even in summer, it’s hard for me to take off my hoodie because it isn’t always hot and I’d rather be sweating than freezing. Just a few days ago, my coworkers were laughing about the fact that I was wearing my hoodie in 32 degrees. It usually takes me a long time to start feeling hot. But these days, it has been so hot that you could be typing this article while sweating and drinking refrigerated…

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My Summer Love – Be Your Own Summer

As I was going through life doing the daily things I do, I stumbled upon this idea. What if I could be my own summer? What if I could be everything that I love about summer? Then I wouldn’t have to wait for it for so long every year! It was such a sweet and simple idea and I try to live by it every single day. In this life, be your own summer. 🙂 Ish Kish Mish Summer 2015

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My Summer Love – The Shopping Extravaganza

I don’t like shopping very much. The thought of looking through so many things and having to decide which one to buy overwhelms me. It is the most annoying thing in the world. However, since a while ago, I have been working on making my feelings my strength. In everything I do, I have been trying to look beyond what I feel to what I want. What I want are all the things I need in order to make my life more comfortable. Every time I look around and do not find what I need, it is because I have…

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My Summer Love – The Margarita Glass Incident

I like my margarita glasses. They are very colourful. I don’t really like to drink alcohol though. I like having different glasses to drink stuff in. To me, it’s not really about the drink but the glass itself. The feeling you get in your heart as soon as you pick up that glass. Wooo! It’s awesome. Like being on top of the world. In an effort to make the most of my summer at work, I decided to take a Margarita glass  to work. You know, to drink my water and juice in ;). As I had feared, it caught…

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My Summer Love – The First Drawing

I began drawing a while ago as part of ‘This is Me’ art project and these days, I have been learning to draw trees. As I was riding my bike through the park, I saw a small bench in a nice shaded spot in front of the lake and I began to complete my Summer Love poster there. As the poster was getting boring, I observed the scenery in front of me. Suddenly, I wanted to draw it. I had never drawn a scenery before as I wanted to start small but my heart said to give it a try…

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