The photo prompt is Summer, and it is Memorial Day. And each year I get older, days like this have more of a bittersweet quality. Long summer days can make it feel like the fun will never end. Adventure abounds, in the middle of a safe, green life.
Memorial Day gives pause to remember the sacrifice by those who gave all. And some like my Father, survived the war and carried that hard memory for 50 years. Perhaps his sacrifice ultimately was no less.
Words are small but the feeling is immense: Thank you for this summer life.
We who are left how shall we look again
Happily on the sun or feel the rain
Without remembering how they who went
Ungrudgingly and spent
Their lives for us loved, too, the sun and rain?
~Wilfred Wilson Gibson
Anna, Infinity Farm.
WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. My photos are taken with my phone. No psych, definitely not high tech.