My Summer Affair


Summer went by like dream. There are parts of it that I've begun to forget. Achingly, I long for the salty summer breeze to kiss my cheek. To hear the laughter of my daughter as she chases waves. To watch the sun set while I lay on a beach towel, writing down my affirmations and gratitudes.

These are the types of Summers that I'd wish would last forever. And still, the long, lazy days came and went. The long drives alone the dark isolated backroads leading nowhere have long vanished in the rearview mirror.

I'm left with memories of a few weeks of a life that seems unreal to me. Sometimes, I wonder if that life was really mine. A life I conjured up in the midst of chaos.

Like everything else the universe gives us, I asked and I was given. I asked for a break from my life: I received another life. I asked for time: I was given six weeks in the USA. I asked for peace: I was given choices. Choices on my own terms. Terms that had always been there, but I'd forgotten to make.

 My time away from my life in Asia will never be again.

That time is gone.

What a wondrous affair to have with oneself. It'd been years since I'd fallen asleep among the sound of crickets.  Longer still the way my mind stood still without the buzzing of a laptop. I had an affair with life and I loved it.

Have you ever wondered what it would be life to have an affair with yourself? Your goals? Your dreams?

It's easy.

All you have to do is make a choice.

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