Being cool is being your own self. -Vanessa Hudgens
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes. -Walt Whitman
A blazing sun arcs across the top of the brilliant summer sky; scorched grass, long lost any green softness, crunches underfoot.
I walk the maze of white tents,
peering inside each one,
eyes dizzily flickering from dazzling daylight to dark shadows
sipping lukewarm water,
and wondering what to buy.
I buy nothing.
But later than night
when my house is dark and quiet
and my over-baked brain is once again blessedly calm and cool
I wander back through the day
and reflect on what caught my eye.
Now I'm ready to shop.
As much as I enjoy the bliss of a sunny stroll through an art fair, discovering new artists and falling in love with their work, I appreciate the magic of finding these cool people online even more.
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Thank you, Theresa, for making my fruit bowl dreams come true!
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