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Day 232: lovemore monday :: sweet summer nights

20 Aug

As you know, I entered this year determined to be fearless. But, I don’t want more fear or less in my life.  I want more love.  So I made up a new word, lovemore!   That’s why Lovemore Mondays are here.

Today’s Lovemore Monday is a love story about sweet summer nights.

I found this note in my email box today and it made me pause.

“As we start to approach the fall season, Ayurveda suggests to favor a more Vata pacifying diet with warmer food and drinks and more sweet, sour and salty tastes.” ~the Raj Resorts

It seems that fall is indeed approaching.

Not that one could tell by witnessing this tiny island.  We are in full high-August-summer-mode, a.k.a. an entire island’s worth of bumper to bumper traffic, lines winding out ice cream shops and beaches packed shoulder to shoulder.

But, there are other signs of fall’s approach.

My french manicure is rubbing off, as is my tan from our Grand Canyon adventure.

My friend’s are posting school bus pick up times on Facebook.

The Fair is over, Illumination Night has passed and the Fireworks Show has been shot.

Even the sky seems to be turning over a new leaf, melting into that shoulder season pink and blue.

And, I suppose that’s what really makes the approach of fall more sweet, sour and salty.

Soaking in the sweet summer island nights before they disappear.
Putting away all sour thoughts of bidding farewell to the island so we can keep enjoying the salty ocean water, while it’s still warm enough to jump in!

Because, after all, isn’t the promise of an ending what makes the beginning so significant?
And, worth it?

And, that’s why on this Lovemore Monday…
I. Love. It.

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