My favorite thing about this summer
is the way the girls disappear out into the evening light
Swinging slowly with ice cream cones or running around in their nightgowns
memories don't get any better than this
I smile past the guilt of dirty dishes and so many distracted moments of the day
and grab my camera to grab a moment ,
a feeling I wish I could hold on to forever
Being together under this Hot evening sun
running around in the grass the cares of the day slip away.
Watching them I remember what it was like in my own childhood summers
and the freedom found in long grass and sinking sunshine
and smile again....
and hope I never forget.