Thursday, June 30, 2011

7th Grade Kathryn At The Beach

Me relaxing on the beach. (Yes, ACTUALLY relaxing!)
After all my hard work finishing up my manuscript last week, hubby and I are enjoying some relaxation time at the beach this week. Maybe it's just my English major background, but I can't take one step on the sand without this running through my head:

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
It's always ourselves we find in the sea
-E. E. Cummings, "Maggie and Milly and Molly and May"

(On a side note, know what you won't find in the sea? Your sunglasses after a wave smacks them off your face. Trust me.)

Want to hear 7th Grade Kathryn's poetic take on the beach?

Washed up on this shore I was one day
Though how long I've been here, I cannot say

Nothing to do, I sit here and fry
Watching shark fins go silently by

I sit and I wait, and I wait some more
Hoping that something will end up on my shore

This island is all but a coconut tree,
The ocean, the sand, my boredom, and me

-7th Grade Kathryn, "The Island"

So, I'm pretty sure E. E. Cummings said it better. (And what was I thinking with that first line? Maybe a more appropriate title would have been "Yoda On The Beach.")

I've had a lot of fun letting 7th Grade Kathryn have free rein this week: sleeping in; doing puzzles; playing games; and eating junk food galore.  She also did these:

(Heck, this might have even been 7 Year Old Kathryn taking over!)

7th Grade Kathryn hopes you're having a fun week, too! Enjoy the 4th of July Holiday and do something on your day off to make your 7th grade self proud! I'm off to play Pictionary and drink pink lemonade. Woohoo!


  1. um i LOVE that octopus!!!! it is SO the kathryn I remember... glad to see not too much has changed (at least not the important stuff). and that you got to getaway to the beach for the 4th!! lucky!!!!!

  2. Haha, I'm glad you like it! If I had to guess, I'd say most beach-walkers would assume a kindergartener made those pictures. :) By the way, did I mention we did miniature golf in Myrtle Beach while we were on our trip? Brought back some good high school memories...