Summer Brings the Memory of Summer
Writing with the Seasons - August 2022
Welcome to ‘Writing with the Seasons,’ a collection of writing prompts, ideas and inspiration that follow the rhythms of the natural world as the year unfolds. Thank you for joining me on this journey, month by month.
This is a delicious time of year. Warm days, with strawberries and golden light. What I love about late summer is its sense of looseness, of drifting and lingering. In an essay on what summer feels like, writer and carpenter Nina MacLaughlin describes the season perfectly:
In summer we tend skyward. It invites us out and up… We can stand outside when it’s dark and lift our faces to the sky and get spun back to childhood or swung into the swishing infinity above.
… Summer brings the memory of summer, a gentle flight backward. It’s the season when a person can feel their wingspan again.