Monday, August 29, 2016

Summer nights

summer nights
of sleepovers
and secrets ...
only the moon
stayed up as late

Ribbons, Tanka Cafe (theme: spring/summer), spring/summer 2016

When we were young kids, why was it so exciting to spend the night with friends and cousins? And why was it such a thrill to stay up until at least midnight, whispering, and also, if we managed to pull it off, downing "midnight snacks"? Back when times were much simpler….

5 comments:

  1. Those were indeed magical times! I can barely make it to midnight these days!

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  2. Oh those long ago summer nights (sigh) the simple pleasure of amiable camaraderie shared in hours you would - normally - be sleeping ... if you had to get up and go to school, the next day. I think children learn early-on that unscheduled time is a treat to be savored with enthusiasm. This brought back, more than a few memories, Janet.

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  3. Yes, those long, lingering evenings, with fireflies--such pleasant memories.

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  4. Yes, those magical, unscheduled, firefly-filled nights of long ago! Thanks, everyone.

    Good to see you pop in, Peggy. Glad you enjoyed this.

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