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Summer Respite

Summertime. I have loved it since I was a child experiencing freedom from the drudgeries of

the classroom! Today, the freedom isn't quite as profound as I must keep up my responsibilities, but something in me reminisces to the carefree days of my childhood summers and I still love summer for the sense of a freer spirit that seems to come with it. Summer itself is somewhat of a respite from the daily grind of the rest of the year and we try to take advantage of the more relaxed pace and get outdoors as much as we are able. However, there are some days that are sweltering hot and humid, and we then need a respite from the heat. This is the story of such a day and the reason for the title of my painting.