“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
—F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”
It was a song.
It was a season.
I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me.”
—Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster
“Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.”
“It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.”
—Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things