Fish are Jumpin’ – June 15

Welcome if you are visiting because you are on the 2016 A to Z Post Challenge Road Trip This is a series during the month of June celebrating Summertime


“After all, we were young. We were fourteen and fifteen, scornful of childhood, remote from the world of stern and ludicrous adults. We were bored, we were restless, we longed to be seized by any whim or passion and follow it to the farthest reaches of our natures. We wanted to live – to die – to burst into flame – to be transformed into angels or explosions. Only the mundane offended us, as if we secretly feared it was our destiny . By late afternoon our muscles ached, our eyelids grew heavy with obscure desires. And so we dreamed and did nothing, for what was there to do, played ping-pong and went to the beach, loafed in backyards, slept late into the morning – and always we craved adventures so extreme we could never imagine them. In the long dusks of summer we walked the suburban streets through scents of maple and cut grass, waiting for something to happen.”

                        Steven Millhauser, Dangerous Laughter

Don’t wait this summer for something to happen, go out and make it happen. Take a walk at dusk for inspiration, remembering scents and sounds of summers past. See what comes to you that you would like to do this summer, which you will remember in January and be glad in it.

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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7 Responses to Fish are Jumpin’ – June 15

  1. Walking at dusk is a wonderful feeling. Making memories to see me through January is what the summer is all about. (I hate January!)

  2. dino0726 says:

    Fourteen and fifteen – thought I knew everything. Now I realize how little I did know.

  3. johnvic8 says:

    I don’t think visiting my tax man is what you had in mind.:-(

  4. pbmgarden says:

    Just the advice I needed this morning. Hope you’re having a good summer.

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