Candid Karina

{September 14, 2011}   Summer Lovin’…

There is something that happens when the summer starts to sing its lullaby.  I get confused.

I love the summertime.  The sun, the beach, the cook-outs and day trips; the never-ending daylight, laying by the pool, outdoor seating in restaurants; the flip-flops, the sundresses, the ability to just step outside without worry of jackets and scarves and gloves.

I can’t get enough of it.

So, it is no big surprise that when summer reaches the end, I hang on for dear life, not wanting to let it go.  As the nights come sooner, and the days grow shorter, I begin to panic.  For as a New Englander, I know just what is RIGHT AROUND the corner.  And there is very little to like about a long, dark, cold and snowy winter.  (And you have no idea how long it took me to even write out those words…)

Not my favorite season.

And yet…

I find myself absolutely conflicted in September, as the evenings begin to take that comfortable chill.  As the air begins to clear up, letting go of the humidity and opening up the ability to take in big lungfulls of autumn breath.  As a runner, there is no better time of the year…an early evening run through, with that crispness as your running partner is amazing.  And Fall clothes?  Oh how I love a nice pair of boots worn with a dress, or a light jacket over a tank top and jeans…

But Fall is SO SHORT in New England…

It is, therefore, incredibly difficult for me to fully embrace and enjoy what I actually believe might be my favorite season of the year.  If only we could truly have a full season of Autumn, I would jump for joy…just the thought of that crisp autumn air, the memory of the sound of leaves crunching under my feet…oh yes, I do love the season…

But I don’t think I’m quite ready to say goodbye to Summer just yet…

See…I’m so confused.

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