It’s officially summer, folks! While that doesn’t change things much in my neck of the woods, I know for many of you it’s the official sign to bust out the shorts and pack away the last of the winter sweaters. Even though it’s been a long time since I had the luxury of a summer break, I always feel a little nostalgic this time of year, thinking of hours spent in the water, the ever present scent of sunscreen, and going to sleep with a fine dusting of beach sand still clinging to your feet. Looking back through that hazy warm filter that makes everything seem idyllic, it also, inexplicably, makes me want to listen to Lana Del Rey. On this longest day of the year, I find myself contemplating a departure from the normal bustle of the week and considering indulging in something maybe a little childish like a trip to the ice cream parlor or late night trip to the movies complete with over salted popcorn and a shockingly refreshing slushie.
So tell me, am I alone in this or are you as unwillingly captivated by summer nostalgia as I am?
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