6-29-12 The Girls In Their Summer Dresses

This is the start of Katherine’s long birthday weekend so I left responsibilities behind today and went and sat in Central Park to get tickets to the Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It. I arrived at 7:00 AM just after the thunderstorms finished (for really good tickets I should have been there by 6:30) and was lucky enough to be in the shade of a very large tree as the temperatures climbed into the upper 90’s. Did lots of reading and lots of people watching. I remembered a Harry Belefonte song:

I remember summer morning
Dawning light and bright and gay
And the girls in their summer dresses
Walking, Walking on their way

I remember distant laughter
Afternoons of past Julys
And the girls in their summer dresses
With their secret smiling eyes

Tender arms so smooth and slender
Downy and brown from sunlit days
Wrapped in evening silvery splendor
Resting on tables in dim cafes

I remember midsummer night times
Midsummer night dreams I recall
But the girls in their summer dresses
I remember most of all

I remember sad September
Dying summers brave display
And one sweet girl in her summer dress
Who softly swiftly slipped away

After I drafted this post I left it behind and went and read some of my fellow bloggers. Carla, who blogs wonderfully about NOLA on her blog One Wild and Precious Life, seems to be thinking along the same lines I am today…check out the link back there and see if you agree. Even if you don’t it is still a good trip to take.

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6/29/11

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