You have to have the bitter, before the sweet. You have to have the rain, before the rainbow. You have to have winter, before summer. And without the bitter, the rain, the winter, nothing would be as tasty, beautiful, warm. We get used to the bad, Only so we can experience the good, fuller.
I'm staring at my Chromebook, a solemn expression on my face... Please somebody, anybody, be on! Yet, there is no green dot next to anyone's icon. My heart skips a beat as I see a green light flash on. But it's only someone I haven't talked to since April and our conversations are always awkward. I try to type something in... but I decide not, and wait for someone even more. Only one green light and I ache to talk talk with anyone, everyone! I miss my friends so much and I ache to hear their voices again I ache to see their smiles again but no. No green lights except one... I turn to YWP, to see if my friends are on there and one is. Please! I think Talk to me! On tiny writes, on hangouts, through an email, I don't care which way... just please talk to me.
One gray line after another. It doesn't look like much now, but I keep drawing One gray line after another. I curve the lines, loop-the-loop them. I flick my pencil I erase and erase. One gray line after another. I'm finished, but I'm only getting started, This is not just a drawing it's a story ideas filling up my mind, then I go to write, one word after another...
I just want to go to a place where there is none of this craziness. I just want to go to a place where you can hug and high-five and fist-bump. I just want to go back in time when the only thing we had to worry about was a friend fight or two. I just want to go back in time when if we heard 6 feet, we would just think '6 feet'. I want to go to a place where if you turned on the news you wouldn't hear the words coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic I just want to go back in time, tell our governor to not let anyone in or out of Vermont, just back in Februrary. I just want to go back into our old world.
For me, Summer is talking with friends while eating drippy popsicles summer is Snorting pool water up your nose summer is taking a trip to New York to see my cousins summer is going to the school to see the fireworks show summer is counting down the days until school starts again summer is laughing with your friends, So I guess, I'm not having summer this year.