food fun & fireworks
With the upcoming 4th of July, I was thinking about our family traditions and how they shape us. And truth be told, I was thinking about how this summer is so different than last summer. With the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left in her wake, our Jersey Shore just isn’t the same and it makes me sad. Not to mention that my Dad isn’t here again this year ~ so this summer heralds with her a new type of summer that’s permanently changed.
I guess I’m ‘waxing poetic’ these days about what’s gone, but not forgotten.
But like the fireworks of July 4th, we are all here to pop ~ to shine ~ to sparkle and to dazzle! We are in the public’s eye, sometimes only for a few moments of fame and then we fizzle out. But we can remain in the memories of our loved ones for our specialness, our dazzling display of light ~ our firecracker selves!
And, I hope that one day perhaps when I’m gone, someone will remember me in a fond way ~ that I will have left my mark on a heart or two ~ made this world a better place by being here, by stretching out of my comfort zone and by sending out love. Perhaps the ocean breezes, the feeling of sand between toes, the smell of the briny sea will remind them of me.
As I am reminded now.
Big hugs to all!