Monday, June 24th, 2013
This past Friday, June 21, marked the first day of summer, when the sun reached its highest point in the sky. This day, also known as the solstice, derived the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), is the longest day of the year. Six-Word Memoirists responded about their plans for the endless day.
But what about the longest season? Now that summer is upon us, time, like the sun, seems to stand still. The days are long, the nights even longer, and there is time to do and time to rest. Like all summers, this one may feel endless, but it too will come to an end. What will you do this summer? Read on below for some inspiration from your fellow sixers. From mixing mojitos to san digging with toes, these sixers plan on sweltering through a summer drenched in heat, sweat, and heart.
Summer solstice skipped a beat. Raining.
Favorite activity on sultry summer evenings?
Summer attire; grease, sweat and paint.
Planting mint for summer mojito making.
Long days lead to longer nights.
Summer headed south. Sweltering, sweating, swatting.
Dug toes in sand, unearthed summer.
Summer: anguishing over bikinis and bodies.
Ghosts crowding closer in summer haze.
Late nights. Summer heartbreak scheming, dreaming.
Wanted: Summer Fling. Now accepting applications.
Self-diagnosed right-hemisphere-encephalopathy. Cure? Summer, studio, solitude.
Preparing myself for an endless summer.
— Music’s Note
Wetsuits, boards, friends, waves: Endless Summer.
Endless summer begins, retiring teacher smiles.
Warm Wine. Sticky Summer. Drenched Heart.
Protest, Summer, protest! Go occupy Autumn.
The smell of summer still lingers.
Eternal summers will still fade away.