I'm still unsure why this summer was so important and seemed so huge, not just to me, but to everyone else as well. I've never had such an affection towards summer - I used to cry when school ended each year. Now I'm (almost) crying because school is starting.
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An Ode to Summer:
So long to the days of rest and relaxation, of pure nothingness; the endless evenings where it's 9 pm and still light out
Farewell to the excitement of travel with each summer month, escaping home base and having all the time in the world for adventures; to the luxury of being adventurous because time is everlasting and you have no worries
Ere go, goodbye to every worry-free, stress-free, care-free moment that comes with summer; being able to wake up whenever you want and once you do lay in bed for as long as you wish doing nothing
Ta-ta to walks to the library and checking out mounds of books because you have time to read every single one
Au revoir to spending every second you can with your best friend and seeing all your other wonderful friends as many times possible before you have to leave them all again
And, lastly, a see you later to the little things of summer: copious amounts of frozen yogurt, swimming in the sun, walking amidst a canopy of green, full trees and rainbows of flowers, staying up as late as you want, bare legs, and my skin actually having color.
CAN'T WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR, SUMMER!
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Last bits of Louisville: sights around St. Matthews, hanging out with Nate, and lemon and raspberry pancakes from Wild Eggs.
Tova's last nail painting and Lake Michigan from the Michigan side.
Premiere of The Perks of Being A Wallflower with director/author Stephen Chbosky; Sidewalk sun shadows during a Chicago exploration; wonderful things in the mail; lights of the city through my bathroom window.
First day back in Chicago.
Chicago is beautiful in the summer.
Reading on the beach.
Pink explosion: Lisa Frank notebook I found; Pomegranate doughnut at Fritz; Peach, plum, blueberry, orange smoothie; New clothes.
Old Town Triangle District, my favorite new neighborhood.
Museum and hidden vertical garden I found on a walk.
I love all the ivy!
More buildings; the fanciest CVS.
My new favorite street in my new favorite neighborhood with my favorite yellow house.
I hope you all enjoyed your day off very much. Good luck to those starting school. Tomorrow starts my semester at Second City and I am beyond excited!