An Ode To Summer

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As Joni Mitchell once eloquently put it, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.

For the entire world, these words ring truest in September.

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Because think about it:

Don’t you wish you had just one more week of basking in the sun without a care in the world?

Don’t you wish you didn’t have to push your light dresses to the back of the closet?

And don’t you just wish summer could stay forever?

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If you do, there’s good news for you:

As with everything else in life, it’s worth looking back on what you had, but it’s also worth to cherish the present.

Cherish the feeling of the warm rays on your skin.

The sweet release of a quiet walk at night.

And the exuberance of sinking your teeth into a ripe peach.

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This was the summer of straw bags, seas of gingham and blue dresses.

But it was also the summer of reinvention and self-discovery. A season when spending time offline was more enjoyable than spending it online. A season when being being selfish and hedonistic is a key requirement. And a season when in-person connections can become stronger than ever.

Did you do that this summer?

Were you selfish, poetic, wild?

If not, here’s the good news:

You have a full 4 months until the end of the year, so make them count.

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And when the next warm season rolls around, you’ll know it’s time to make new memories…

through new sounds,

new aromas,

new feelings.

“[…] What is essential is invisible to the eye.” (The Little Prince)

It is indeed.

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