Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Despite the heat, we've had some pretty dreamy evenings this summer. One recent evening took us to an outdoor concert where adults and children alike swayed to the gentle music. The air was cool, the swallows captured insects as they swooped overhead, and all of my worldly cares seemed to stop, if just for a little while. The late Gladys Taber wrote this about August in Stillmeadow Sampler (published in 1959 by J.B. Lippincott Company): "I have read that energy is highest in October. If this is true, then August is the time for dreaming, for taking a thoughtful look at life, and for letting some chores go by the board." Mom had slipped a bookmark into that book that seems to confirm Mrs. Taber's August perspective: "Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures." Our summer concert was a small pleasure, yet I'm using my August this year to think some rather big thoughts, for taking that all-important thoughtful look at life. Someone recently passed along wisdom via Twitter that really resonated with me: "Relax, let go and listen." Powerful wisdom for my August dreamin'.