Tuesday, July 13, 2010

summer in the city

In the spirit of optimism, I challenged myself to think of 10 reasons I love summer in Phoenix:

naps in cool dark bedrooms with fans blowing
the musky scent outside in early morning or late afternoon during monsoon season
the sound of cicadas reminding us of the inequitable nature of nature.
the wiry, electric charge in the air before a storm hits
the anticipation of fresh figs, heirloom tomatoes, ripe melons
leaning into laziness
the act of peeling off sweaty clothes and relief of cool showers
the joy of sitting in a dark air-conditioned theater mid-day and afterward loving the blast of hot air as you exit the building
the relief of rain
the promise of escape

1 comment:

  1. Words that match the person-- beautiful and brilliant, Momma.