Thursday, June 25, 2015

Evocations of Summer

This is who I am now, today, in Central Texas, USA -- a middle-aged school administrator on his summer break, sitting  in a local Starbucks, trying to write, and thinking about all the things that summer evokes.  I've had the good fortune of a multitude of summers -- over fifty of them now -- a good forty-five of which contain moments that shine brilliantly in my memory.  Like fish scales or a sunlit lake, they occasionally sparkle.    Breezes bring me back to former summers, as do cloud formations, a young woman's laughter, or the distant call of a passing freight train.