Ode to Summer

Summer Adeline is a cool girl who I never met until she made me a necklace with a locket for Max’s hair.

I only knew her from her website and some blog comments but I had a feeling that she was The One.

She came to my house from across town and presented me with the locket, beaming with pleasure at my excitement. She didn’t want any money.   She let me cry when I told her about Max, and listened patiently to the long harrowing story. She even put the hair inside the locket for me.   A lock of hair that I cut myself while a red-faced bastard from the coroner’s office yelled at me in Max’s bedroom.

Summer is an angel, and she is appropriately beautiful for the role. She’s a girl who Max would have fallen for, without a doubt.

I don’t believe that “Things happen for a reason,” but sometimes good things happen just when you need a helping hand or a ray of light or an antidote to all the stupidity and indifference you encounter every day.

Cyberspace has brought me a plague of malevolent cretins but it has also brought me Summer. Love trumps hatred. How could we exist otherwise?

Thanks, Summer! xoxo

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51 Responses to “Ode to Summer”

  1. Shelley Says:

    Sister Wolf,
    I just stumbled across your blog yesterday, and subsequently spent about 4 hours reading through your archives. Genius! I am sad to hear about your son. My daughter is an addict and is 27 years old. I worry about her everyday. Your blog has really helped me deal with my pain and guilt about her. I have been reading your Grief entries. But that’s a lot
    to write about now.
    Why I am writing is because of the necklace. I have a lock of my dear Uncle Mac’s hair ( he was gorgeous and beautiful and just a few years older than me and he died of aids when he was all of 33 years old) I keep it in a little box and would love to have a necklace made with it.I have grieved for years over him. He was an incredibly beautiful soul and colorful artist. I looked through these comments to find maybe some info about Summer and was thrilled to see she is actually here in Long Beach, where I live! It is so meant to be. I will contact her. I own a very small boutique florist in the East Village Arts District. I would love to carry her designs as well. Thank you for your wonderful blog. You are quite amazing :)

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