The Very Top of SummerJuly 26, 2012
“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color.”
Natalie Babbitt’s classic book Tuck Everlasting represents discovering life and the wonders of the world.
Often, our tendency is to bury ourselves with tasks, projects, and good intentions until we are so busy we rush right past life.
And life, “like all magnificent things . . . [is] very simple.”
No matter what you have (or have not) accomplished this summer, there is still time to enjoy what’s left.
“Life’s got to be lived, no matter how long or short. You got to take what comes.”
So take a moment to enjoy the day. Consider something that you have wanted to do for a while and make plans to do it. You could:
- Read a book
- Go on a hike
- Build that tree house
- Enjoy your outdoor living space
- Plant a garden
- Roast Marshmallows
Sometimes, it is easy to forget that Orbit is more than just an irrigation company. We are a company built around making life easier and more enjoyable.
As Tuck says: “Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”
Let us help you create a happy yard and a happy home.
*All quotes taken from Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt