Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Sound of Summer

Its sound can stop one's running feet in his tracks, causing them to find a more leisurely stride.

Its sound clears hands from the railing that helps others find their footing on a slippery slope.

Its sound brings the sight of simultaneously exploding geysers and the sudden calming of tumultuous waves.

Its sound coincides with the rumblings of thunder, when dark clouds signal an oncoming storm beyond the simple shower that would have otherwise kept the sound from being heard.

Its sound comes from the one called to serve and protect in the fast lanes and slow shallows of the summer life.


Time to go back in the pool already...?!

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The lifeguards' whistle is leaving quite an impression on us this summer, can you tell?


cj said...

Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leslie said...

I have noticed that our lifeguards always look annoyed and bored. They're always twirling their whistles around one way and then back the other way.

I like the way you wrote this!

Chatty Kelly said...

Cici has had the whistle blown at her a few times. Hard for her to walk, not run.

Cute post.

Jeff and Valerie Carr said...

Thanks for thinking of us!

Burgos is very far away, but there was another attack in Palmanova on the island of Mallorca. We have friends running The Salvation Army there, so I'm sure they are very busy.

Jeff and Valerie Carr said...

Vinegar really does work!

I did extensive research...ok, I googled it....

If you 'drink' apple cider vinegar it is supposed to keep them from biting. and white distilled vinegar takes the itch off bites. I can attest that so far no more mosquito bites on my toddler..