Take one look at the community pool. It’s empty now. Marking the official end of summer. Empty pools always make me sad. An end of playing dolphin tag, cannon balls, SPF 50, riding foam noodles like horses.
To me, summer was not just swimming. It was family and fun, camping and hiking, bubbles and frisbee, peaches and beaches, adventures and picnics, ice cream and more ice cream, Otis and cloud-gazing.
Summer is a dandelion. Its life is short, but it’s full of magic and memories. When you blow, the magical seeds spread and root. Until one day, there’s a whole field of dandelions. A sign that the memories of summer will live on.