Do you have a summer romance you recall? Are you looking forward to one this summer?
It’s that season again, and there are few romances that can compare to the ones of summer.
If summer finds you staying at home, perhaps you will find a summer job, meet new people, hang out with friends, date your “steady” from school, or date that handsome (or sophisticated and lovely) “college student” who is home just for the summer…and probably working, too.
If you are in that “prime” dating time of youth during which your hormones are racing almost as rapidly as your imagination, it is certainly a thrilling time of life.
If you are “past all that” but hoping for another summer romance, so much the better, for you perhaps have an even better idea what you are looking for and how precious it can be, even what it can lead to.
The thrill of knowing the thrill, and anticipating it, surely has a lot to do with what makes a summer romance so special.
What will it be: the local amusement park, snacks at a favorite spot, a picnic, a stroll by the water, holding hands and knowing that the hand holding your own is gripping just as tightly and happily, an evening campfire, toasted marshmallows, a drive downtown to see the lights there at night, a dance, a concert, a swim, just a long, personal heart to heart talk?
There is something about summer; the weather typically makes it seem as if there are more hours in the day including longer evenings. The sunlight hours are extended, making time for work and still leaving adequate hours for play, and the whole world is available, no more being cooped up inside.
The summer sky hosts clouds of all varieties, and flowers? Oh, the flowers and shade trees, the weeping willows swaying in a gentle breeze looking every bit as if they are hula dancers in Hawaii.
The nice part? Summer comes every year, and the memories linger on forever.
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