Lesson for all seasons: take time to enjoy the view (Mt. Rainier from Vashon Island).
Every season holds class for those who wish to attend, the hours in the day become pragmatic little teachers of simple truths and homegrown examples. This summer I tried to be a good student, and pay attention in class. Here’s a sampling of the lessons learned from my soulful sage and friend, summer.
The Lessons of Summer
1. Good eggs come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
2. Morning can be glorious.
3. Naps are restorative (and a to-do list activity).
4. One man’s runny jam is another man’s dessert topping.
5. Just because something is cheap, doesn’t make it a bargain.
6. The best dining rooms don’t always require walls, neckties or reservations.
7. Proven and true: the lawn will not mow itself.
8. Sometimes a sweet ride doesn’t involve four wheels.
9. Some cakes are almost as good as most pies.
10. And finally, never hug a man who has a fig in his pocket.