Summer of Freedom
“Summertime is always the best of what might be.”
From my bed, I open one eye, and glance first at the sky with the flag hanging on the pole, and then at the water to see if it’s flat. It is a daily ritual. Before I look at my phone or rollover, I just need to know what kind of day it will be. I spend my entire summer in Kennebunkport, Maine with my family - my parents and sister, and my extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. This little town, just 1.5 hours north from Concord, MA has foggy mornings, warm, but not hot days, salt water in the air, and cool starry nights that make this place super special to me. Everything I like to do in Kennebunkport is outdoors, so that’s why I’m interested in the weather. This place is where I am happiest. But this past summer was especially different because I found a freedom up there that I never had during the school year and one that had eluded me in years past.