Dear American Youth On Your First Day of Summer:
I hope that this summer you will put down your iPad long enough to see how very green the trees are outside, and to smell the chlorine on your legs when you come back from the pool. When I was a little girl your age I used to lay in the bed after a swim in the backyard pool and stare at my toes. I couldn't believe how far away they were for my face and how long I was getting. I hope that you will stare at your toes.
I've driven into my office and your father has driven into his office, and I sit on conference calls and say things like "circle back" and "touch base." I step outside to feel the sweltering heat. I hope that you will eat an ice cream cone and then get bored. You have a sitter who is lovely and bikes in the garage and a library card, which in my opinion is all that a person needs.
So it's fine to watch a Minecraft video or two. But not 16 and not all day. This world will have plenty of cords, things you will be tied to.
Summer is to be wild and free, untethered.
Day 19, 90 Stories, 90 Days.