Midsummer’s one of my favourite Swedish holidays and I to what I can to keep the tradition alive even if not in Sweden.
One. Be outside, preferably where there’s grass. My friend’s had a birthday picnic in the park, so I didn’t tell them I was having my own midsummer party in my head on their picnic. That would’ve been rude. To be honest I don’t think anyone noticed my extra celebration.
Two. Food and drinks should be consumed outdoors even if it rains. It did rain on my way to the park, for the rest of the evening it was more or less a steam sauna. Maybe not so Swedish but hey it was close enough.
Three. Pick flowers. I wore a vintage dress with flowers on and may friend’s daughter gave me a real one.
Four. Eat strawberries. Strawberry season’s over, a picture will do. Really big though.
Five, dance a round a pole. Or whatever you find, like a bus stop.
Six. Have so much fun you miss the last bus home.
Left out a few things like herring and snaps, add those to your party and you can get that real sick feeling the day after.
When was the last time you had cotton candy? A week a go I would’ve not been able to answer that question. For a few years I’ve done all I can to avoid it, and embarrassed not to remember. Admitting it must’ve been more than 20 years ago made me feel old. Thanks to “Nude by Nubu” giving out free cotton candy on their shopping night my life has changed and I can have a full social life and join in on conversations about that fluffy sugar again.
People and clothes.
Someone buying a white piece of clothing.
Basic was written on the wall.
The moment my life changed.
The clothes I wore in this crucial moment.
Let’s make sure this kid never gets in to the same situation. I think he had about 10 of them and that makes me think he won’t.