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Summer Afternoon

It's officially summer in the northern hemisphere.

For a long time, no one spoke; then James turned to me and said solemnly: 'Summer afternoon--summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.'

-from

A Backward Glance

, Edith Wharton, 1934

Credit:

Mark Jones of Tanyaluk Photography

, 2012

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This was what she remembered from "one perfect afternoon we spent at Bodiam," as in Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England, in the pre-World War I days.  While Khora can see how one would be moved to such a sentiment in that magnificent setting, Khora can't help but wonder what James's two favorite words would have been if he had been spending his summers in Manhattan.  Which brings us to the question of the day: what are your two favorite things about summer?