Be Your Own Summer

Dear subscribers, The labour day weekend has passed and it’s time to wrap up My Summer Love series. I remember saying, “Be your own Summer.”  I remember being it too. Summer has been awesome for me. In fact, it has been the best so far. I love Summer and always will. I know that. Summer does too. The connection I have made with Summer is something that cannot be stolen by anyone. It is not the kind of connection you make by accepting a friend request by anyone on today’s social networks; nor it is the kind of connection you…

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My Summer Love – The Pathway Messages

I feel lucky. Very lucky to walk on pathways that have wonderful messages. It began with the Regina Folk Fest, a music festival that happens in Regina every year in the summer. In preparation for the festival, the pathways were decorated with wonderful messages. Walking through the park everyday, I feel so happy as I jump around and repeat them in my head over and over again. Such wonderful reminders of how life must be lived. Thanks to whoever thought of this idea because it’s just my kind of thing. With every step taken to get the usual destinations of…

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My Summer Love – The Mosquito Attack

As the temperatures have been soaring towards the 40s (C) recently, there are a lot of mosquitoes around. Every time I step outside, it’s as if they are waiting for every human being to just step out so they can feast on their blood. Hahaha. I experienced the first attack on my work break when I stepped out to enjoy the sun. Enjoy I did! These creatures tried their best to suck my blood. The second attack occurred later that day. As soon as I stepped out to do some photography in the evening, I realized it was going to…

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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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