wanted to create a thread for sharing those /comfy/ quotes, captions, and phrases that warms your heart. but i guess i'll post some here first.
>Summer wasn’t always like this. When I was growing up in a small California town called Lagunitas, a perfect stillness awaited us when we stepped out of school for the holidays. We had no summer classes, no camps, no relatives to visit. The calendar was a blank.
>Eberry summer day the hills of Lagunitas pressed in and the light pressed down. It was as if the planet had come lazily to a stop so we could hear the buzzing of the dragonflies above the creek – and the beating of our own hearts.
>Without school to tell us who we were – fifth-graders or sixth-graders, good students or idlers – we were free just to be ourselves, to build forts and to roam around the neighbourhood with a head of schemes.
>There was time for eberrything. Minutes were as big as plums, hours the size of watermelons. You could spend a quarter of an hour watching dust motes in the shaft of sunlight from the doorway just wondering if anyone else could see them.
>I don’t really miss those long, slow days. What I miss is summertime, the illusion that the sun is standing still and the future is keeping its distance. On summer afternoons, nobody gets older. Kids didn’t have to worry about becoming adults, and adults didn’t have to worry about running out of adulthood. You can lie on your back watching clouds scud across the sky, and maybe later walk down to the shop for an ice cream. You could lose your watch and not miss it for days.
by Adair Lara