July 14, 2013

The Thing About Summer Romance

The thing about summer romance is that when the weather is warm, you feel different; you are different. You feel more free, more beautiful, more of who you want to be; more of everything good.

The thing about summer romance is that you never quite see it coming. It just sort of happens, serendipitously, unexpectedly, unassumingly.

The thing about summer romance is that even if you didn’t plan for it, it can be exactly what you needed, and you didn’t even know it.

The thing about summer romance is that the kisses are always better. The taste of somebody’s lips in the hot summer air stings your mouth in a way that makes you feel refreshed yet aflame.

The thing about summer romance is that it can change from subtle to intense in the blink of an eye. Your usual careful nature is transformed to a carefree person who only wants to exist in the present.

The thing about summer romance is that you learn that affection doesn’t need to have the promise of forever for it to be real and true and timeless.

The thing about summer romance is that it can be your wake up call. It can be the reminder that you are worthy and deserving and wanted.

The thing about summer romance is that it makes you feel alive. It makes you feel like you’re not just passing through the motions. You’re enjoying every breath in every moment.

The thing about summer romance is that it gives you the heat of summer sunshine, and you bask in the ecstasy of that heat.

The thing about summer romance is that it leaves you wanting more from life, knowing that the coolness of fall and the harshness of winter don’t need to consume who you are.

The thing about summer romance is that it lets you know that life doesn’t always have to be a beautiful struggle; life can just be beautiful.

The thing about summer romance is that it feels like a wonderful secret that you want to tell the whole world. But at the same time, it feels like no one needs to know.

The thing about summer romance is that it’s a fallen piece of paradise that you stumbled on and you always want to keep it with you.

The thing about summer romance is that it’ll teach you about yourself. Who you become when you have no worries, when the earth feels a little bit lighter; and you’ll always want to be this person.

The thing about summer romance is that more often than not, it is finite. And before you start dreaming dreams or making plans or breaking hearts, you accept that it likely has a definite ending even if you’ll always hope for more.

The thing about summer romance is that even though it likely ends, and you might not have endured a great love, and it might not be there to keep you warm in the fall; you know that that is not its purpose.

The thing about summer romance is that it always has sweet beginnings and mostly bitter-sweet endings. But you cherish it; you’ll cherish it all the same. TC mark

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