June 03, 2009
Lightening, ME News, Vol. 2, Issue 22
Remember when we were young, and being sent to bed while it was still light out was a crime our parents committed against nearly every 9:00 pm summer night? How could we possibly sleep when there was still good daylight left after dinner– to ride bikes, or sit on the porch, or play hopscotch in the street?
Funny how is gets to be. Climbing into bed onto an early-summer evening’s subdued light is now luxurious. Stretching out like a cat in the orange glow, feels more like a forbidden, indulgent nap than an imposed sentence of wasted time.
Lullabies wash over the window sill: the swing-tat of breezed blinds taps along to the beat of subtle neighborhood noise - a slow car rolling by, an echoing bark from a few streets over, a childish butterfly-flitting laugh, bright songbird whistles and cheerful chirping crickets.
No blanket required. Warm soft breaths of air, slightly damp with sheer humidity are nature’s spa treatment for wintery elbows and dry sunlight starved legs. Evenings like this are lovingly designed to hydrate skin, stir up memories, and recapture long scattered pieces of faded summer souls.
All while lightening up bedtime, as well.
In this issue: More Methods to Lighten up, Gelotology, Laughter Yoga, and Hair color.
Now posted: Suite Life, KY, Slidell, LA, October 2008 & Why Ballet is Important to Working Women, Humor, That's Random
Posted by jaselin at June 3, 2009 01:08 PM