There are some things that are just iconically summer - pools, brightly colored beach balls, blue water so cool and sparkling you have to put your toes in it, warm sunscreen oiled skin, wet hair, the crisp texture of straw hats, the feeling of sun-warmed leather on the pads of your dirty feet, the slightly crinkled papery translucence of a magazine who's pages were turned by wet fingertips next to a pool... When I think of the pure feel of summer I can't help but feel these. So simple, and so special all at once. 

If I could I would bottle these feelings up and save them for the next time I crave the simple sweet pleasures of summertime.