I think that summer brings back memories of those days when I was a kid running wild. Those first few days when I was out of school with the whole summer stretched before me were wonderful times.
Back then, when life was a lot simpler, I didn't put on shoes except on Sunday, would play all day doing something, and really had only minimal problems to deal with. I would mostly try to figure out how to have a good time with my cousin without getting punished by an adult. Since he was three years older, I generally was the fall guy for most of our antics. Those summer days were magical, and the nights spent on the porch listening to some far off radio station were serene. Sometimes I would fall asleep on the old glider on the porch and spend the night there without a care in the world. Knowing that the next day would bring new adventures was enough for me.
I'm finding that it's possible to recapture that feeling of freedom and fun. I'm still a kid at heart, and I'm enjoying the new life that I've found, thanks to my Al-Anon program. Just for today Life's a Beach.