Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Time stands still on a summer afternoon when the grilling sunshine makes a sharp contrast with the shade under the trees, and all you hear are the chorus of cicadas and the sound of an old electric fan.

Then from somewhere, you hear a little kid -- your best friend -- calling your name.
"Let's go swimming!" the voice says.

And you see yourself -- a little boy or a girl -- hurrying to the beach with the friend.

The bathing suit feels funny as you walk on the beach, and the old sandals do not completely protect your feet from heated rocks and sands. But you don't care because you know everything will be just fine the minute you walk into the sea...

Have you ever had a drowsy afternoon that merges the present with the past like this?
I happily hallucinated all afternoon today, vividly remembering the sounds, smells and tastes that filled my childhood world in summer.

When I finally went outside to take in the line-dried laundry, the clouds in the sky and the gentle breeze already had a hint of autumn.
posted by obachan, 8/25/2009 01:11:00 PM


Wow! Well written.
commented by Blogger jalna, 8/26/2009 2:44 PM  
Day dreaming is wonderful.
commented by Blogger Linda Starr, 8/28/2009 12:36 PM  
Thanks. :)

Linda Starr;
Yeah. I really didn't want to come back to the real life. Hahaha...
commented by Blogger obachan, 8/31/2009 6:37 AM  
Whenever I have those days, I always feel a bit melancholy after. ;_;
commented by Anonymous Tindy, 10/01/2009 4:33 PM  
The same here. I wish I could be a child again and never grow up.
commented by Blogger obachan, 10/06/2009 8:04 AM  

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