Wednesday, May 25, 2011

summer breeze...

It's been so hot in my town...
Hot enough that on my ride home yesterday I rolled down my windows placing my face straight into the sunlit sky...
Quickly I knew...
The breeze carrying with it is the smell of summertime.
Someone was grilling out maybe burning a few leaves...
And I think the smoky air attached itself to my radio antenna...
Taking over the radio waves...

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And as I drove the sun began to set in the most beautiful of palettes...

And I went back in time...

A time of jellybean sandals and chalk on the sidewalks...
Playing tag... hide and go seek...
I went back to my first kiss under the summer full moon...
Snow-cones and Ice cream trucks...
My salty lips from spending all day dancing and twirling by the Caribbean sea....
And all these memories came flooding back...

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Because scents are tied with memories and whether they are bitter or sweet they stay inherent in our subconscious until...One evening while driving home it hit us and we are flooded with feelings and it clouds our mind with a plethora of emotions...


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Scent it's the reason my husband nuzzles his head between the end of my neck right behind my ear as he breathes me in...
It is how my baby knows I am her mama...
My teen son knows what's for dinner...


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Yesterday with the sunlight weaving itself through my hair...
I imagined sunbeams infusing light into my being...
In liquid golden rays I was covered...
And my skin was sticky as molasses...
The sweet smell of hickory mixed with the coconut oil from my lotion is everywhere...
Intoxicating me with memories like a vintage spirit...

and just like that...

The summer breeze...


adrianairis La Dulce Vida




Happy Midweek Peeps...

21 comments:

  1. What a beautiful piece! You had me right there with you! And, the photos fit it all so perfectly. Thank you for taking me along on your summer joy ride! Loved it!

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  2. I love summer!

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  3. Hello!

    Your photographs are gorgeous!

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  4. LOVE IT!! Beautiful poetry, photos, and memories:)

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  5. I can't wait to visit Savannah again! My hubby is taking me to the beach for my birthday in July at Tybee and we always spend a day in Savannah! I love it there and I can't wait to see it again!

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  6. Beautiful. So true about scents reeling my body back to an experience, a person, a story. Love that.

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  7. We are dancing on the same wavelength again. Parts of us here and parts of us dreaming and remembering.

    oh snap I forgot to tell u. I had a very vivid dream with you. We were outside on a warm afternoon under a gazebo and you were dancing. I told you to take it easy because you were pregnant again!!!! jajaja nose por que lo sone.

    Maybe it's a sign of big things to come in the next 9months. ;)

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  8. @Letty Yes, I do feel like I am birthing something soon ;)

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  9. I love how you look at life.
    you should start an on-line class for those of us to look at the great things in life!

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  10. "And I think the smoky air attached itself to my radio antenna...
    Taking over the radio waves..."

    I love this sentence.....

    xoxo

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  11. What a great post and I love the music and photos.

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  12. This is such a vivid piece. The smell of fresh cut grass always takes me back to my childhood. Thank you for sharing your memorias. : )

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  13. So good. So poignant. So true... LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  14. Wow, you write beautifully! I'm bookmarking your blog so I can come back later and read more : )

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  15. I love these pictures!!!
    :)
    they are wonderful!

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  16. You took me to a thousand places and memories with this post! I love it!!!!! Thank you sooo much for linking up to High on Life Thursday! This fit in perfectly!!! I hope you will join us again next week!!!! Im excited to be your newest follower!!!

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  18. So… that was just such a happy post… I LOVED IT. I totally agree… summer has a smell… a freshness… and just a happiness! Thanks for linking up with High on Life!
    Christina
    http://christinaburchette.blogspot.com

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  19. Love it especially the baby with the sailor hat.

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  20. So sweet! I love the shot of your husband and the umbrella...he looks so playful and ready for summer fun!

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