as the days become longer and we are at the mercy of great heat, we toss ourselves into summer.
i’ve stopped wearing makeup and slip into my uniform of a tank top and long, flowing skirt that allows the breeze to settle me down a bit.
Our long walks through the city have transitioned to short strolls to the nearest restaurants or lazy afternoons under the generous shade in our backyard. we’ve been grilling a lot, including a recent attempt at grilled pizza. it takes coordination, trust that, but that taste is much more powerful and your kitchen less…well, hellish. I followed this method and it was really amazing minus a little disagreement I had with the dough not wanting to make it onto the grill in one piece.
we’ve been busy planning a early fall Europe trip! as my research ramps up and plans come together, I feel more and more alive. i’m thinking about this escape constantly, which goes against my pursuit of living in the now. or perhaps i should think of it not as going against something but reaffirming how well I already know myself.
when we do leave the confines of our teeny home or our saving grace of an outdoor space, i’ve been keeping it simple. i’ve fallen for this coffee shop for a change of pace and a whole lot of quiet. Unless of course they’re playing grindcore, you know…then you just ignore the distraction and feel pleased with yourself because you’re just a little bit cooler for being there.