Dog Days of Summer

August 17, 2016


The sky etches a slivery-hot gleam on the foliage outside my window. It is 91 degrees outside, the dog days of summer. When I was a little child, I thought it was called “dog days” because the way dogs would lay unmoving even in the cool shade. These days are named thus because a star, called Sirius the dog star, rises and coincides with the greatest heat of the summer in the northern hemisphere. As autumn approaches, we look forward to the fresh sweet air of autumn and the change of color, which really signifies the coming darkness of winter. So let us remember the warmth and brightness of these days, hot though they may be. The light and warmth will remind us that Gods light and love enfold us in all seasons, even into the long winter nights. Peace and good health to you.

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— Kim, daughter of resident