Summer Breeze

Writer’s Workshop

Summer breeze makes me feel fine

Blowin’ through the jasmine in my mind

The refrain from a song by Seals & Crofts always heralds summer’s joys for me. I listened to it while writing this piece. “Summer Breeze” reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972. Now my mind drifts to 1972. I was nine years old and I remember soaking up sunshine & pool water at the Bern Township pool. I’m taken back to that delightful, simple time when anything was possible and everything was perfect. Reverie.

I’ve just closed my eyes again

Climbed aboard the dream weaver train

Driver take away my worries of today



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