I made it! By which I mean, I managed to navigate the full mania of summer without injury, insult, or neurotic breakdown. I attended all the skate sessions and barbecues, I swam in all the rivers. In general, I tried to do EVERYTHING, because that's the spirit of summer.
But! As August softly ends like a feather floating to the ground, a quietness is settling over things around here.
Don't hold your hands over your ears and pretend (la, la, la!) that summer's not over. It is (almost), but that's okay.