A notebook entry.
As I say in the recording, which you can find embedded in this post, or in the podcast section, this was written during one of the 5 things prompts I assign during Essay Camp. I experimented with putting this into verse as a poem, but in the end decided to present it this way.
Not enough heart emojis to express how much I love this. Brought tears to my eyes. Thank you Summer
What a beautiful way to wake up. Somewhere the ghost of Virginia Woolf is shaking her head and muttering with a touch of envy, "Damn, she's good."
This has me swimming in the ocean of the past remembering so many fine details that I haven't thought of in decades. Beautiful.
Oh, this is so beautiful. And the first thing I read when I woke up this morning. Thank you! What a lovely way to start the day.
This is the most lovely writing I have read in a while. Maybe ever.
Summer, this is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it. Reminds me of someone I was always going to love forever...
That is so beautiful, and made me think of past lovers with a smile. There's a beautiful Carly Simon song with the line 'Do the walls come down when you think of me, do your eyes grow dim'. Always makes me smile.
This was beautiful 💚 I’m glad you presented it the way you did, I think it makes it more achey in all the good ways. I’m so glad I followed !
it was awsome
Beautiful. Just beautiful. Like others have said, it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing it.
Please. I have feelings.
What a precious little pocket of Substack. This was a beautiful letter. Thank you 🌹
Not only was this beautiful and stirring, as in you stirred my imagination, but you motivated me to think in a different way and I want to go and write. Thank you so much!
This was lovely and “heart-aching” in all the right ways. Thank you for sharing it!
This entry has made my Thursday.