#12 summer solstice 2011

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A quintet of female voices and laughter kept the house bubbling all afternoon and into the evening. The plan for a summer bonfire sputtered out with more rain. Despite the fact that we didn't have our annual end of school pond party it really felt like summer with a rainbow, yellow light, mist, moon and friends.

12-quintet.jpgThe Swimming Song by Kate and Anna McGarrigle has been stuck in my head all day:

This summer I went swimming
This summer I might have drowned
But I Held my breath, kicked my feet
And I moved my arms around,
Moved my arms around

This summer I did the backstroke

And you know that that's not all
I did the breaststroke, the butterfly
And the old Australian Crawl
The old Australian Crawl

This summer I swam in a public place

And a reservoir to boot
At the latter I was informal
At the former I wore my suit
I wore my swimming suit

This summer I did swan-dives

And jack-knifes for you all
And once when you weren't looking
I did a cannon-ball
Did a cannon-ball

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