There’s nothing like a day at the beach to make you feel like you’re celebrating summer.
I recently spent a few days out on the North and South Forks of Long Island. We strolled along beautiful beaches and enjoyed several meals out on wharves and along the water.
There’s something about the lapping of waves and a gentle sea breeze that brings about a sense of well-being, tranquility, and timelessness.
And yet, the last month of summer is passing by quickly. Now’s the time to spend a few days at the beach or along a lake shore,
with a picnic lunch or curled up with a good book.
Part of the allure of summer comes from the assumption that we will make more time for reading. Whether at the beach, on a park bench, at an outdoor cafe, or in the shade of a leafy tree, a good book can further enrich the long days of summer.
Below are a few quotes that encourage us to get lost in a good rummer read:
“An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.” – Thomas Wharton
“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” — Neil Gaiman
“There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away.” — Emily Dickinson
“A book is like a garden, carried in the pocket.” — Chinese Proverb
May the rest of your summer be full of dreams and frigates and gardens.