Weekend Assignment #65 -- Summer Song Dedications
Weekend Assignment #65: Dedicate a "summer song" to someone in your life. Could be a happy song for someone you like, a "kiss-off" song for someone you don't, or a romantic song for someone you want to know better. Point is, it has to be summery, and you have to intend it for someone.
Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard
Dedicated to the Lagoonatics (the teens I went on vacation with)
Ian, 14, football player, kind, wants to be tough but has a mom who yells out, "hi sweetie" when he strolls out to the beach looking manly. His delimma is being surrounded by "hot-looking girls that are like my sisters"
Cas, also 14 (the one I caught "snuggling" in the bed) "they're not my sisters!" He is tall & lanky & a moody poetic skater-boy type (if I was 14, he'd be in trouble)
Katherine,15 who pretends to be a cynic but has a strong idea of how the world should be.
Erin,almost 16, a bundle of sheer sensation,running wide open to jump off the next cliff of experience.
Molly, 17, a shameless romantic with her heart on her sleeve
Caitlin, 14, who still clings to her childhood with both hands while peering into her future,pondering the next step
the song goes...
There's a place on Ocean Avenue
where I used to sit and talk to you
we were just 16 and it felt so right
Sleeping all day , staying up all night
If I could find you now j
It would get better
we could leave this town
and run forever
let your waves crash down
and take me away
Yeah, I try to talk about the value of experience and the joy of being settled...I am lying through my teeth! I want to be them for just one summer!