The Cotton is High – June 22

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


“summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. for those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. you can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. summer just opens the door and lets you out.”
                    Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

This quotation puts me in a mood, how about you? I can feel my breath quieting as I walk out into my garden, with no eyes on me as Caletti mentions. The mower next door is the only disturbance yet provides that cut-grass smell. I am grateful and easy. I repeat a morning ritual….this is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it, only this time not from my bed, but standing outside on this June day. There is the past to consider. The summers when we were let out and looked forward to endless days of freedom, and then a past filled with things done and left undone, as the prayer book says.

I think we should be quiet people today, not required to be what others think we are. Rejoicing in the past, both good and bad, for after all, it took both sides of that coin to make us who we are today. We wouldn’t want it any other way.

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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2 Responses to The Cotton is High – June 22

  1. dino0726 says:

    I couldn’t wait to graduate high school, but since then, time seems to go faster and faster. 🙂
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  2. noelleg44 says:

    There is nothing as wonderful as the smell of fresh cut grass. It evokes so many memories – and smell is the oldest sense, evolutionarily speaking!

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