Celebrating Summer Romance

She was visiting for the summer and met him at the lake. It was goose bumps and sun. It was moon and stars and skin. It was out of the ordinary.

It was a summer romance.

Maine has got to be one of the best settings on earth for a summer romance. How many hundreds of thousands (maybe millions?) has Maine hosted over the last 200 years…from stories like this one at a summer camp, to hometown love stories to visitor meets local in an idyllic Maine place for a peak season romance.

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Weekly Now – Silent Movies Roaring Emotion

I was looking at how love is expressed in silent movies this week. I was studying a well-known one, in particular, directed by F.W. Murnau called Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans. Ironically it came out in the sunset of silent movies in 1927; the year that new technology enabled audio and visual to marry and live happily ever after and the first “talkies” were born.

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Weekly Now – Sounds of Spring

If Spring had a Twelve Days of Christmas, it would have crescendoed with “12 lambies baaaaaaaah-ing” at Lily Brook Farm in Hollis, Maine today. It’s lambing season and I got to meet the dozen new arrivals and watch them run around and jump, almost popping off the ground as they played and explored.

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Weekly Now – Remember Me

I graduated high school to the anthemic sounds from the movie The Breakfast Club. The song was British rock group Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” If you know the song, you know it’s not possible to forget the song. Those La’s – those LaLaLaLaaaa’s – are not going away. Neither are the Hey-Hey-Hey He-ey’s or the Oooooooh-ohhhhh’s. The song’s all set. It’s the rest of us wondering if we’ve left a memorable chord.

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