Saturday, July 14, 2012

the sound & taste of summer

These Girls Know Summer Very Well, They Wait For It, Like They Wait For Love, All Winter. Summer Is Not Just A Season To These Girls, It’s More Than Holidays, Beaches, Sunny Weather, More Than Just Heat. It’s Barefoot On The Cement As You Rush Through The Sprinklers Like When You Were A Kid, It’s Bikinis On The Floor Of The Shower And Strewn Over The Hot And Cold Taps, It’s Ripping Pages Of Makeup And Products From Vogue And Pasting Them Into Large, Blank Notebooks To Share And Read Together On A Blanket In The Grass. It’s The Smell Of The Grill, Friends Laughing, Chopping Pineapple And Skewering Shrimp, It’s Stringing Christmas Lights Over The Backyard And Turning Them On At Night To Lie Under And Talk About Boyfriends. It’s Sand In The Bed After A Long Day At The Beach, Stretching Out In A Vintage One Piece On A Quilt Made From Patches Of Your Favorite Colors, Reading Weetzie Bat Out Loud And Waiting For The Boys To Come And Share The Shade Of Your Umbrella. It’s The Taste Of Salt From The Ocean As You Rinse Off Under The Outdoor Showers, Turning Your Head Upside Down And Letting The Fresh Water Pour Down Your Face.


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