Tuesday, February 14, 2017

summer of '03

it was hot
the summer we lost
power
for two days
dad listened
to the radio in
the car and I
stared at the
houses across
the street
he
was worried but
I was six and
all I cared
about was the
watermelon
we ate that
night
after dinner.

I was sitting in a lecture yesterday and my prof mentioned the Ontario blackouts of 2003 (I think that was the year??) and this one little memory came floating into my head. I scrawled this down right on top of my notes on change management, cramped in between subheadings and highlighted passages.

In other news, school is crazy, the sun appeared this week for the first time in forever, I sound more like Dory every day (oh look! Shells!), and Amanda Joy put up a wicked-awesome post about self love on Burning Youth.

Happy Valentines Day, readers! ♥

xx,
Olivia

14 comments:

  1. This. 💛💛

    Hailey
    haileyhudson.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Heheh. I don't think there's anything wrong with sounding like Dory ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. So much nostalgia in this post.. I enjoyed reading it. :) xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was such a random memory... but kind of nice, you know? I wasn't expecting it :)

      Delete
  4. I love this -- it's those little snapshots, those little moments, I think, that we really remember, the things that stick in our heads. And this is such a vivid memory in such lovely and simple words.

    - Aimee (To the Barricade!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aimee, I 100% agree! <3 thanks for commenting!

      Delete
  5. Oh, I liked this. Short, sweet, and very simple, but it captured the moment so well.

    ReplyDelete
  6. THIS ACTUALLY TRANSPORTED ME TO THE MOMENT. I FEEL THIS SO MUCH.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is so magical oh my goodness. <3

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a sweet memory. Love all your stuff so much, Olivia!

    ReplyDelete

Comments from you make my day! ♥ True story.