Responding to the Season’s Call

by Belinda Munoz on July 1, 2011

My typing hands protest, on strike.
My phoning fingers, they don’t like.
My donors bellow, “Take a hike!”

I look outside at tourists laughin’
funning and sunning and summer lovin’
light-deprived, I seethe inside, kinda hatin’.

My will is weak, body’s weaker
I dream of all things greener
Dare I take a little breather?


Just a little easy breezy summer post. Whichever hemisphere you’re in, do you respond to the season’s call?

I’m trading in my laptop and BlackBerry-buzzing for some tank tops, flip flops and cherry-picking for a short while. Will be back before you know it!

Be sure to visit the G-Man for an array of creative 55-word flash fiction and Melissa at her new digs for more six-word posts about Dare.


{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Adrienne July 1, 2011 at 4:14 am

Looking forward to the three day weekend. Finally feels like summer here (Boston), so I’m working on some rhythm changing ideas!


2 ayala July 1, 2011 at 5:42 am

Belinda, enjoy your breather . Cherry picking? sounds like fun. I am sure your son will enjoy. I’ve been feeling more laid back since summer arrived. Enjoy the sunshine.


3 magiceye July 1, 2011 at 5:58 am

:) have fun!!


4 Akelamalu July 1, 2011 at 6:37 am

Oh yes I love Summer! :)


5 brian July 1, 2011 at 9:03 am

oh yeah time to break free…just put the phone on hold…haha…


6 Melissa July 1, 2011 at 11:04 am

Dare to enjoy your break! I think I need one, too. :)


7 Alice Audrey July 1, 2011 at 11:07 am

My son calls me a vampire. When the sun comes out, I hide. Too many sunburns in the course of a lifetime.


8 hedgewitch July 1, 2011 at 11:48 am

Summer time is play time. No play–your brain turns to rock. Enjoy your cherry-pickin an grinnin’


9 Brook July 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Have fun!
and when you get back: take the laptop and phone outside if you can :)


10 Cathy July 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Flip flops and tank tops – sounds like summer fun to me! I need to get off this computer and head out myself. Enjoy your break.


11 Kristen @ Motherese July 1, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Enjoy your break!

‘Tis the season to close the laptop, isn’t it? I think you’ve inspired me to do the same. Why am I inside writing instead of outside playing on such a beautiful summer day?


12 Monkey Man July 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Sounds good to me. Have a happy Fourth.


13 hope July 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Everyone needs a break from reality…even if it’s only 10 minutes! Nicely done!


14 G-Man July 1, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I’m sorry, Those cherries are making my mouth DROOL!!!
Loved your 55
Thanks for playing…You need a Breather.
Please have a Kick Ass Fourth of July


15 Kate B July 1, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Dare I take a breather?
You know, I think I shall . . . although there’s no cherries around here, there is a pool that’s been calling to me. :)


16 Aileen | Kaizen Vision July 1, 2011 at 9:38 pm

How fun Belinda!
I love this summer breeze -festive- post :)
“I’m trading in my laptop and BlackBerry-buzzing for some tank tops, flip flops and cherry-picking for a short while. Will be back before you know it!”
Hope you enjoy your flip flops, tank tops and cherry picking!



17 cj Schlottman July 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I love this poem! You started out in first gear with the first stanza, then kicked it into overdrive in the second, then we landed softly in the final stanza.

Go on, Girl! Take that needed break and make everything you can out of it.



18 Corrie July 2, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Tank tops, flip flops and cherry picking? Sounds like heaven to me! :)


19 angela July 2, 2011 at 6:31 pm

you go, lady…cherries await… & the laptop/smart phone will always power up when you return, enjoy~


20 Marci | Liberating Choices July 2, 2011 at 6:32 pm

What a perfect way to share that the summer is calling you. I know I get much less motivated when I know a vacation is nearing. It’s call is loud. Listen and enjoy!


21 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri July 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Enjoy yourself. When summer rolls around, the urge to play cannot be ignored. It’s nice for the phone and laptop to take a back seat.


22 Olivia July 2, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Enjoy it girl!
It’s pretty hot here and although it’s countryside where I stay; yet all I can go out is for farm veggie shopping.. that too hasn’t happened since long- since I don’t drive.. yeah the weather n pollution would kill you if you were to walk!

Sunday hugs xox


23 Sara Healy July 7, 2011 at 11:22 am

Belinda — When one person in the blogosphere sneezes, does everyone get a cold?Wow. I can’t believe how many people are taking breaks. Mind you, this is a good thing!!! Also, I can’t talk as I just returned from two weeks off. There is something about summer that demands “time off.”

I hope you have a great break full of “funning and sunning and summer lovin’:~)


24 Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi July 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm

I loved it.. Have a nice day!


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