Well, the honeysuckle is blooming again. That's a smell that I always associate with summer and May and school getting out! A very, very pleasant smell. I love to sit outside on my backporch or swing in my hammock and simple breath that honeysuckle in...down deep into my lungs. Always makes me think I inhale summer into every cell of my body by taking that honeysuckle way down deep.
I'm so ready for school to be over. We all have finished state testing and now the kids are officially done...stick a fork in them done! Done, I say! Very difficult to motivate done...especially my son and all my students. I'm trying very hard to keep a happy face and a happy voice when I speak to them, because quite frankly, the teachers are done too! I think that's why I enjoy the honeysuckle so much. When I'm out there breathing, I'm not thinking about finals and grading and trying to get my son to do one more thing....I'm simply enjoying the warm evening, playing with the dog and breathing that sweet scent.
I truly believe that a warm summer evening is what contentment is...you know the feeling, the breeze is just cool enough to keep you from being hot, the leaves on the trees are so fresh and green that they almost seem unreal, the flowers are blooming, the air is scented just enough you can almost taste it, you're walking hand and hand with your love talking about the day. Not the bad stuff, just the good stuff..oh, and you have a glass of iced tea! Can't forget that! I never want in that moment. I never want anything more than to live for that moment, I'm not cataloging my coupons for the next shopping trip, I'm not worrying if my house is clean enough, I'm not thinking about anything except being there, in that moment. If that moment is the last one I have on this earth, it would be enough....that's contentment.
If you've never had that type of contentment,....move to Oklahoma and experience the month of May! I guarantee you, it will change you!