Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fields of Gold

          With summer quickly approaching, my limbs began to ache with wanderlust. My family plans to visit the mid-west - Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota - where I will document my adventures with film and see my family that I haven’t seen in years. I’ll lounge on my grandparent’s boat in the afternoon sunshine on the lake I adore so much and fish and laugh and sing. For the first time in years, I will be able to fully embrace the beauty of vacation, my environment, and the magical moments I’ll share with my family members. Thanks to recovery, I am now capable of appreciating the things I could not before. And because of film photography, I have acquired a more perspicacious eye for the exquisite obscurities of everyday life. 
          I want to feel the golden kisses of the sun on my skin and listen to the subtle whispers of the ocean as the breeze wraps wisps of my salty hair around my neck. I want to awake to yellow rays filtrating through my window and I want to stay up until the sky fades from velvety purple into rosy pink and hazy blue. I long for picnics with strawberries and sandwiches and consecutive sleepovers with friends. I want to make chicken Caesar salads for lunch while blasting French music. I’ll watch as many movies as I can and spend hours at the library, browsing for books to engross myself in and for characters to meet. 
          I’ll be reunited with my best friend after not being able to see her for months. We’ll watch Star Wars, go on night walks, and drink excessive amounts of Diet Coke. I’ll be a muse again. I’ll garb myself in pretty dresses, paint my lips, and we’ll go to beautiful places and take pictures. If we’re lucky, we can go to Disney Land, like we did last year, and wander around, go on rides, and get frustrated with the ridiculous crowds and overpriced food. We’ll eat Nutter Butters and frozen yogurt. We’ll sing duets along with my acoustic guitar. We’ll have those languid days where we do nothing at all; but it will still be wonderful because we’d be together. We’ll finally have our treatment reunion and we’ll pretend it’s like old times, when we were all struggling to recover, and joke about our experiences, share anecdotes, and reminiscence about the past.
          I’ll finish all of my art projects I started during the school year and come up with new ones. I’ll have a dinner party and hang fairy lights in my backyard. I’ll write poetry on my typewriter and attempt to finish my book and plethora of short stories. I cannot wait to learn more about myself through my travels and new experiences. I want summer so badly that I’m willing to tolerate even the negative aspects of it: indolence, laziness, idleness, and boredom. Being around my family and certain friends too much will probably drive me insane. I’ll find solace in my writing, art, and alone time. 
          Oh summer! My elusive, seasonal lover! I have written so many love letters to you and have begged you numerous times throughout the year to visit me soon. And now, you are finally on your way to bring me warmth and happiness. Until you arrive, I shall patiently wait for you, even though everyday I yearn for your presence. 

Lyric Head

24 comments:

April said...

Beautiful photos, and I love every word you have written in this post!! This is what I want in my summer, too!! Sounds perfect. Can't wait to see all the fruits of your summer!

Chelsea Nicole. said...

Sounds like a perfect summer :)

Felix Curds said...

this read out like poetry. i'm already jealous of your summer. in my side of the world the leaves have become all orange and crunchy:)

tasha said...

i need to tell you that this is one of the best things i've ever read about the summer. <3 you have such talent for beautiful writings, love. i cannot wait until you've started your summer plans and share all the wonderful things in your life on film and in words here. (: i hope that is soon! xxx

emily-kallista said...

Beautiful inspiring post... thank you for sharing, always :)

auxpaysdesmerveilles said...

Beautiful, beautiful post. Such inspiration.

Miy said...

aah.. these photos are fabulous.. I especially enjoy the first one and loving that hat too.

Hugs,
The Picnic Girl

Chloé-M said...

Beautiful pictures !

Imogen said...

Beautiful pictures. It makes me wish even more that it was summer time here. I miss the warm weather and lovely summer dresses.

Haylee said...

You should tell your parents that you have long lost cousins in Utah so they'll come here to. So then we could spend a day together and go thrift store shopping and taking photos! (all though I'll leave that last part to you since my photography skills are less than admirable.)
Your vacation plans sound lovely though. I hope you plan to share your summer adventures with us!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

This is so beautifully and perfectly written :) It sounds like your summers are absolutely amazing! Gosh you are a good writer, I cannot stress that enough! And your photos are just amazing.

Sarah said...

this pleases me :)

michellehendra said...

love them all. so inspiring. especially the last one!

xx

misslikey said...

You are excellent writer...I love this text and your vision of the summer.

Fransisca Angela said...

beautiful post i really must say and also the whole photographs are just amazing.
I can see beirut, arctic monkeys, vampire weekend on the 1st photo. you got a great taste in music :)

okky dommy said...

what a lovely post dear <3

xx
okkydommy.

Feeona said...

These photographs are sooo lovely! Particulary the first and last one- so magical! (-:

Andrea said...

thank you :)

Juliet said...

These pictures really make me miss summer! Why won't it come already!? I hope you are having a nice week!

Juliet xxx

Lidiya said...

Great post, beautiful inspiration <3
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Ashley said...

Fantastic insiration post!

yiqin; said...

the photos are really inspiring.

Samm said...

Lovely pictures!

With love, Samm
@ www.afterstylecomesfashion.com

pinja said...

amazing photos.