Past and Now

Daily Prompt: In the Summertime
Theoretically, summer will return to the polar-vortex-battered Northern Hemisphere. What are you looking forward to doing this summer? If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, what are your fondest memories of summer past?


As a child I looked forward to summers. Why? The summer holidays, that’s why. Sheer bliss – no school. The homework given by the teachers, used to hang over my head, did dim, the joy in my heart.

Later in life, when my children lived at home, I did like summers. I looked forward to having more time with them.

Now, present time.
I like winters more than summers. Why? I must be daft. That’s what you are thinking? Aren’t you?

My skin burns easily, so I don’t look forward to summers. I have to carry an umbrella to protect my skin from sunburn. I do lather on sunscreen, before going out. I ignore the puzzled looks in my direction, when I go out for shopping.

I have heard the question so often, “Dear, it’s not raining outside?”
Translated this means, “Why are you carrying an umbrella?”
I do feel happy, when it’s raining, because no one questions me, and no one thinks me a nutcase.

Warm days ahead, I am fearful indeed
My skin might burn, I have to heed
Smiling flowers, sprout their lovely heads
Their colors vibrant, a bright sight indeed
Past and Now

13 thoughts on “Past and Now”

  1. Summers in India are harsh as anybody in the world who has ever visited India would tell you that…but as a child I would play hours in the sun not caring that my skin burned and now I have to walk around with layers of sun screen. I love the sun in whichever form.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s