Yesssssssssssss! I am now on summer vacation. We cruised in to our summer place this afternoon in hot and sunny weather, and with no air conditioning in the car there was just one thing on my mind….BEACH DAY!!! My Dad used to say I was half fish. I loved the water from the very start and nothing made me happier then a trip to the beach. I would swim until my little fingers were blue and my teeth were chattering, and when my Mom asked me if I was cold I would stubbornly say I was not! Water is a soothing balm for my soul. As an Aquarius that should be no surprise.
Renny has talked recently about his “Strawberry Place”, that place we remember from our childhood where we can go to in our imaginations and relive that free good summer feeling. For me my Strawberry place is a dock at the summer house we had when I was a child. It was a floating dock with barrels under it which were used to keep it afloat. Our white motor boat tied at the end. When I need a meditation point I picture this place, I close my eyes and remember how it felt to be around 12 years old, laying in the sun on the dock. Waiting for my Dad to come down and take us out in the boat, I would lay there and close my eyes and listen to the waves and the gentle clang clang clang of the barrels bobbing up and down in the water.
Being on a sandy beach again brings all these memories rushing back to me and takes me immediately back to the lazy days of summer. This afternoon the sun was warm on my face and the sound of laughter and water washing in on the shore brought me back to being 12 again. It was a nice place to visit for a while….Happy Summer everybody. Enjoy it while it is here 🙂