she arrived with a whimper
June 1, 2016 2:00am CST
June is here. She's popped over to visit, for about a month. In past years her visits have brought with them much laughter and sunshine. We've enjoyed each others company with cocktails and barbecues in the garden. We've wandered through town, our sunglasses perched on the end of our noses. We've spent time counting down the days until I finish work for seven weeks of holiday. She usually arrives with a bang. Here I am! she screams, a large straw hat on her head and a brightly-coloured flowery dress hiding her voluminous body. We dance around, giddy with excitement. Who can fail to be happy when in the presence of beautiful June? Yet this year June does not seem her usual self. Her straw hat is soggy. Her pretty dress is hidden beneath an old, worn, scratchy jumper. She seems miserable and full of pity. She tries to appear bright and cheerful, but it's just an act; rainclouds linger over her head, following her around, scolding the sun for trying to peek through. Oh, June. Please find your brightness. Maybe it's hidden at the bottom of your suitcase? I don't think I can bear to spend an entire month in the company of such misery. She arrived with a whimper.
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1 Jun 16
@poppylicious Why you need my dear is to move to Ireland. This June morning is fabulously turned out, bedecked with warm sunshine and flowers and I'm off now to sit on the terrace of a café to eat a late breakfast with a colleague and at lunch I'll take a long walk in the forest with my wife.
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1 Jun 16
I hope it's not really as miserable as you describe the month of June. On the brighter side, June is a good month of me because it's my birthday and it's the graduation of my eldest daughter. So despite of the natural calamities might come this month, I still have to be happy for the good things that come my way.
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2 Jun 16
a delightful read, hon. june came'n here with a snorkel, hip waders 'n a boat! thankfully such 'twas short-lived, though there's darkened clouds 'round. i hope that sunshine soon blesses ya, that opportunity to feel its warmth 'cross yer skin. somethin' to warm the soul.