I have tried to like summer, really I have. I wrote about summer in my May post. But I was faking. I hate summer. Summer is hot and humid and I’d rather curl up inside with a book or my knitting. I love nature just not when it’s trying to cook me the minute I step outside. I like nature when she’s chilly, when I have to wear a sweater or even take an umbrella with me when I go out for a walk. I am not alone. Comedian Jim Gaffigan confirms: Summer is no vacation as far as he’s concerned. We agree, sometimes it feels like summer is an obligation to enjoy yourself. Hence I fake it.
Autumn is my favorite season with winter, yes winter, coming in a very close second. I’ve posted about that before too, you can find them here and here. So why this chat of season dysfunction? Well I am melting in my first New York heat wave, and I’m not a fan. While most folks love summer, my guess is there have to be a few others just like me who are waiting for the first frost. Anyone?
Are there others who are looking forward to comfort food in the form of a hearty stew, or a big pan of bread pudding? Anyone else want to hear the crunch of leaves under foot? How bout being excited about buying school supplies and waiting for the first time you pull on your winter coat. Okay maybe I’ve gone too far. We will have to shovel after all.
But embracing what you love is not a bad thing. Waiting for summer to be over is kind of like counting the days till Christmas. I know one day all this sunshine and sweatiness will be over. Just as a storm can’t last forever neither can the heat of summer. And when you come right down to it I need all the seasons. I love to see the flowers pop out in Spring. I love to taste the first ice cream cone of summer. Those are treats. They would be commonplace if I didn’t have them balanced next to the crisp and cold of the other seasons. So I’ll give summer another chance. After all the first day of autumn is 57 days away (September 23). You summer lovers have lots of time to enjoy the heat! I’ll be here smiling with a sweater when you get cold in November.
What is your favorite season? Why?
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