The Need For Summer


This is a response to the one-word prompt “Summer” by “The Daily Post.”

Ah, Summer, a time of plenty, plenty of Sunshine and heat that is! Summer has always been the time of year most looked forward to by humans throughout history.  For farmers, it is a time of harvest for their crops, and for children a break from school and a time to just have fun. It is the time of family vacations and relaxation. In a lot of ways, Summer is a time of renewal.

Summer is for recharging one’s “batteries” to get through the rest of the year and life in general. Now, of course, Summer is not all “sunshine and daisies” it does come with its own set of hardships just like any other time of the year. But overall I do believe Summer is a much-needed part of life’s existence and not only a bearable one but quite enjoyable as well.

Summer is as much about relaxing and having a good time as it is about preparing for the future. Just as with anything in life in good times you prepare for the worse, so is it with Summer. We as a society have this romantic view of Summer. We picture the family in a camper on the classic “road trip” and “outdoors.” To be truthful Summer does include those things and a lot more. But above all what anyone thinks about Summer, it is a much needed time.

Really, it is perhaps the most important of seasons in the year, besides the most looked forward to. Although I will say that I do wish the weather patterns were a little more predictable, instead of one day rain and the next sunshine and one week of rain and the next without and so on. But that is just a fact of life that one has to deal with and it still does not take away the importance nor the joy of Summer.

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