First Week of August
“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, Tuck Everlasting
August Break Prompt: Circles
Wow – Tuck Everlasting has always been one of my favorite books, and I think you know how much the ferris wheel imagery features in my thinking and writing. I had not remembered these lines. Thank you for sharing them!
I had not remembered these words either but found them while looking through quotes about summer. So perfect for this season, I thought.