Thursday

lassoing the sun

This is a post about trying and failing to lasso the summer season. I'm not yet ready for sweaters, wool socks and warm chocolate milk, perhaps I will never be ready for such things. I want the freedom that comes with barefoot sleeps and running to the yard where a bramble is full of edible berries. I coo and caw like a crying child soft white clouds, don't you leave me. Sun shaped shadows along the grass, don't you disappear.  Flowers twisting and turning like cotton dresses in the wind, don't you stop brightening the day ahead of me. I belong to the shade of a tall apple tree where the hourglass of living comes to a pause. I am not myself in the hands of another season, but I try. I try, try, and then I try again.

It's all I can do.

I shouldn't cry out like this because instead of lassoing the sun, I will be traveling to the ocean and a week will be spent there with my family come September 14th. It has been over a year since I last squished my toes against the sand and let the salty air sing "you are home" to me. I know I will be filling my belly with all sorts of chowders and fresh from the vine island produce. I know I will sleep like a baby as the sound of sea waves roll me over like a loving mama. I need this. To trade the hum for hush and unplug myself from the wall that is worries and wondering, to stand in my own solitude next to the sea again. I don't know about you, but the sea to me is a place where buds of trouble stop from blooming and all you're left with is a generous helping of everything will be okay.

If only we could all find a place like the sea in our hometowns — a place we can go to when we're searching for the quiet parts inside ourselves that no one ever hears.

outfit details: a vintage affair dress, bait footwear shoes
Follow

16 comments:

  1. When I visited Colorado this summer it was perfection- beautiful mountains and wildflowers...I've never spent a winter there, but I'm sure it would be too cold for me. Maybe summer would be my favorite too if it wasn't so hot where I live. the Texas heat is simply too much for me and everything turns brown. But in the fall I can finally go outside and explore.

    Lovely words and photos as always Amy. You never cease to inspire me!!

    -Jana

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous dress and photography! You have a way with words and it's lovely.

    Katie | Katie Like Me

    ReplyDelete
  3. such a beautiful post! And when I'm by the sea and I can smell it in the air I always feel like I'm at home <3

    The Quirky Queer

    ReplyDelete
  4. man, that dress is gorgeous xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm so happy I found your blog... it is filled with inspiration to the brim and lovely images of your precious surroundings and you. Thank you for all the beauties.

    Cielo

    ReplyDelete


  6. شركة تنظيف منازل بجدة بالبخار شركة تنظيف منازل بجدة


    شركة غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة شركة غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
    افضل شركة تنظيف منازل بالمدينة المنورة شركة تنظيف منازل بالمدينة المنورة

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is really a pleasant and useful, containing all data furthermore greatly affect the new innovation. Much obliged for sharing it @ Packers and Movers Ahmedabad

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Packers and Movers Bangalore as a Services providing company can make all the difference to your ###Home Relocation experience. Bangalore based Company which offers versatile solutions, Right team that easily reduce the stress associated with a ✔✔✔Household Shifting, ***Vehicle Transportation. we help things run smoothly and reduce breakages and offer you seamless, Affordable, Reliable Shifting Services, Compare Shifting Charges. @ Packers And Movers Bangalore

      Delete
  8. I always like your article, Thanks for nice post

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is really a pleasant and useful, containing all data furthermore greatly affect the new innovation. Much obliged for sharing it @ Packers and Movers Ahmedabad wholesale t shirts near me , buy bulk t shirts canada

    ReplyDelete
  10. With the Zion and Zion DLX, Best crossbow under $500 can take to the woods, hunt from the ground, or target game from elevated positions. Regardless, Best crossbow under $1000 make it happen anywhere with great accuracy, efficiency and speed.

    ReplyDelete
  11. We use specially formulated solvents to completely clean the fabrics without damaging them. We also Laundry service in Norwich understand how best to clean different types of fabrics, ensuring that your delicate items receive proper care. Sending your clothes to the cleaners is Dry cleaners Norwich a simple process. Allow us to pick up your clothes. After thoroughly cleaning your articles, we can iron and press them, and then drop them off at your location. With perfectly pressed clothes, you can always make a great first impression.

    ReplyDelete
  12. We only use your information in order to fulfill our obligations to you and for administration purposes. Heathrow airport taxi service and especially taxi to Heathrow terminal 5 We will only disclose sufficient information to our drivers and sub-contractors in order that they can provide the service requested.We will never sell or disclose your information to a 3rd party except where required by law.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The Forney Easy Weld 140 FC-i is a great Best mig welder under 1000 for home use. The“FCi”in the name means “Flux Core inverter.” Inverter technology is lighter than traditional transformers used in most welders, Best mig welder under 500 meaning this welder delivers 140 amps even though it only weighs 19 pounds.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Chelsea Chauffeurs are conveniently located in Putney only a short drive from Heathrow Airport. We specialise in providing luxury chauffeurs in London and Heathrow airport chauffeurs hire at affordable prices.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Whether you’re looking for plumbers in Pimlico, new kitchen in Stratford or Carpenter in Clapham. Take a moment Builders in south east London & builder terminal to tell us and share a few details about your job – then your work is done! We do all the running around so that you don’t have to! Contacting local professionals is very time consuming, so we do it for you saving you hours of time.

    ReplyDelete