Days of Being: August 26

The first night of my solo beach trip I listed what I was thankful for: the sun sparkling and dancing along the rolling waves, the dragonflies darting and zig-zagging at sunset, perfect Italian coffee in bed, scallops with lemon and herb risotto, glasses of Prosecco, and laughing with my husband during our super-long, pre-bedtime phone conversation like we used to do when we first started dating, before we were married with two young children, with not as much time for super-long phone conversations. I was floating through a dream world filled with my favorite things.

Days of Being is a micro-memoir project exploring memories and moments from every day of the year. Multiple years from my life are represented within the project celebrating what Madeleine L’Engle once said: “I am still every age that I have been.” Today’s micro-memoir is from one of my August 26s.