“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”
John Keats, Bright Star: Love letters and poems of John Keats to Fanny Browne.
I thought this was a beautiful quote in a few ways – from the lovely, summery imagery to the meaning behind Keats’ words. Our weather has been gorgeous at the moment and our garden has been full of butterflies and pretty flowers!
“In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus, Return to Tipasa, 1952
Today I think I realised how much stronger and better and happier I have become. It feels really good, so I thought I’d share that on here.
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
It’s the first of May and a beautiful summer-y day. Feeling very content today, despite looming exams and a little pile of work; it’s good to feel like this.
“Mister blue sky please tell us why you had to hide away for so long? Where did we go wrong?
Hey there mister blue ,we’re so pleased to be with you, look around see what you do, ev’rybody smiles at you”
Mr Blue Sky, Electric Light Orchestra
The unlikely has happened. After a month and a half of almost non-stop rain, the sun is back and the skies are blue once again. Spent my day sunbathing in the garden 🙂