Every time this year that someone asks me, “Has your summer been relaxing?,” I want to respond as Mr. Beaver responded to Susan Pevensie: “Who said anything about relaxing? ‘Course it isn’t relaxing. But it’s good. It’s the summer, I tell you.” (I think that I could probably use quotations from Lemony Snicket and C.S. Lewis to describe everything in life. But I digress.)
The highlight of these busy weeks was my brother’s wedding. After several days of heavy downpours in Sarasota, we worried that the outdoor wedding would be a mixed bag of love and rain — in the same way that “a trip to the zoo would be a very mixed bag if the weather were beautiful, but all the man- and woman-eating lions were running around loose” (and there’s your Snicket quote for the day).