Today is summer's first day. In the northern hemisphere that is. Down south, it's their first winter day. Longuest day of the daylight of the year, 193 days to go for 2010.
It is sunny, warm, quiet. And since it's also "la Fête de la Musique" in France, I'm listening to the oh-so-appropriate Louis Armstrong's Summertime song.
How can things go possibly wrong today?
Makes me smile to see what images "represent" summer for us occidental people. Sun, lounge chairs, flip flop, palm trees, beach, sea shell ... I got those year round ... :)
Summertime and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Yo' daddy's rich and yo' mama's good lookin'
So hush little baby, don't you cry
One of these mornin's you gonna rise up singin'
You gonna spread your little wings and you'll take to the sky
But 'till that mornin' there ain't nothin' gonna harm you
With yo mama and daddy standin' by
Now it's summertime and the livin' is easy
Them fish are jumpin' and the cotton's 'bout waist high
Yo' daddy's rich and, ya know yo' mama's good lookin'
Now hush little baby, don't you cry
Ah, said it's summertime