The holiday that marks the unofficial ushering in of summer is one that pulls us away from our drive to look forward and instead to remember.
Growing up, summer was magical season. As soon as Christmas break was over, it seemed that the promise of summer was always there encouraging me to make it through each day, and each month, to make it to summer break. Family vacations, swimming in the pool, camps, and all of the other activities that broke up the monotony of daily routine of the school year.
I find it interesting that the holiday that marks the unofficial ushering in of summer is one that pulls us away from our drive to look forward and instead to remember. The anticipation of summer causes us to daydream about vacations , swimming, barbecuing, and flying kites. Yet before we get to that, we are reminded to not focus too much on what is to come, at least not so much that we forget those who have come before us.