Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Summer Love

Summer love has a lot going for it.  Beaches and heat put people in swimsuits and skin, so it’s easy for us to admire and be admired.  Light-hearted vacations bring a chance to travel and a respite from responsibilities. Long days push dinners later, and the nights are mild enough to take us out under the stars. Conditions are naturally prime for a bit of romance.

Odds are, however, a summer romance won’t last. That’s the sweet and horrible thing about them.  Fall will come, school will begin, and reality will sweep in like a cold tide.  We can hope we’re the exception, like Sandy and Danny from Grease, but we won’t really know until we’re tested.  That’s the underlying angst of the summer romance: how will or won’t it end? Only the autumn will tell.
Caragh M. O'Brien is the writer of The Vault of Dreamers and other YA novels.

6 comments:

  1. Brings back some memories. I met my husband and we had a fun part of a summer before he left for Vietnam.

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    1. Liz, it sounds like you beat the odds with your husband. Nice!
      Best,
      Caragh

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  2. So right, Caragh. Most of them never last. I had one the summer before my senior year of high school. They flyboy wanted marriage. After I returned home and to high school, I lost interest in him. Sweet topic.

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    1. Cheryl,
      It's a special time, even when the relationship doesn't last. We can hold onto those memories like they're in a time capsule.
      All best,
      Caragh

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  3. "...summer romance: how will or won’t it end? Only the autumn will tell." Sounds like song lyrics! *g*

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