Usually, summer is the time to unwind. It’s the time to take a few extra days off from work or slip away early on a Friday afternoon; it’s the time to organize those family reunions and neighbourhood barbeques; it’s the time to pack the kids up in the car or on a plane without looking back.
Except the last few summers haven’t felt like that. Instead, they’ve been almost as dark and stormy as the long winter months. And while we tried to make the most of it— we explored our own backyards when roundtrips to Europe weren’t allowed and met friends virtually for coffee dates—we’re looking forward to a summer that’s just a little bit closer to normal.
This summer it’s all about getting back to life in person. It’s about fostering those bonds we have with each other through physical contact and conversations that don’t begin with “I can’t see you—turn on your camera!” This summer is all about exploring and learning by physically connecting with the land we inhabit, with the tools we share and, most importantly, with each other.