What Summer Is Here For


Exquisite Afternoon   Sally Rosenbaum


Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the
two most beautiful words in the English language.     ~Henry James


A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.     ~Chinese Proverb


Books – the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity.  ~George Steiner


No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.    ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning




My brother and SIL are going to an event in Maine tonight – they will hear David McCullough and his daughter Dorie McCullough Lawson speak.  In my mind, this ranks right up there with hearing Yo-Yo Ma play the cello in person.  I get many vicarious thrills through my siblings. 

What event have you been thrilled about attending?  Or which would you love to go to?

8 thoughts on “What Summer Is Here For

  1. Cards vs. Brewers at Busch Stadium July 29. My tastes are so simple. LOL. This will be my first baseball game in about 15 years and my first time to see the new stadium.I would love to hear David McCullough speak. Blessings,Sandy

  2. Cool! The last MLB game I went to was in Seattle. My oldest and his wife usually take in at least one game a season there. Tell me what you think of the new stadium.Back in the 90s, two kids from our town mapped out a summer of going to all the parks (in America or did they go to Toronto too? – can’t remember). It took planning and a lot of night driving but they did it. I immensely enjoyed reading about it.

  3. Love it! I would love to hear McCullough speak too. I looked up his daughter and found she has written a book, Posterity. Sounds like an excellent primary source book.Janie

  4. Yes. This is another example of synthesis or you might call it a lovely intersection. Dana just blogged about Posterity *last week* and it was the kind of book I would love to read. She wanted her father to write it and he never did, so she did it. Wonderful.Then I get an email from my SIL about this event. Shivers of pleasure!

  5. The Lord of the Rings symphony in Seattle three summers ago. We took our two oldest…it was a dream trip. Howard Shore conducted, and it made me cry. It was beautiful. The woman soloist was better than any of the singers in the movies. Breathtaking. Shore looked like a child at Christmas…almost jumping with joy when he got his standing ovation.How ’bout meeting Janie at the Cracker Barrel? Easily as good as Howard Shore conducting (-:Happy Friday night, my friend,DI

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