Look at me! Look at me! Look at me NOW! It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.

~ Dr. Suess


kids: what did you work on this summer of corona?
did you build your resume, or work toward that diploma?
was it a summer of internship and resume-building galore?
or did you get to act your age, and spend time outdoors?
covid nineteen took us all by surprise,
killing our plans and productivity, but opening our eyes.
travel sports and performances, and the need to attain
were sidelined as we quieted down and returned to pleasures~ simple and plain.
this time of being present, reminded there’s beauty to be found,
and brought us back to our joyful nature,
which we haven’t had time to show you, is always around!
so sorry for all the loss and grief that continues to plague you
and thank god for the precious moments, that will always be sacred.

stay young. have fun. get wet.

~ be well ~