"Summer is like seasonal spring unfolding in fullest bloom. It is a time when butterflies invade the stomach and the air is filled with romantic rebellion and foolish notion of breaking rules that border the restraint of conventional behaviour. Summer days for young lovers are days of daring; days when we stand apart from our elders and follow our first instinct, however wrong and pleasant that may prove to be. In every girl's life, there is a young man and a summer where it started. From within every boy's maturity into manhood, there is a young woman and a summer that never ends.
I have always felt that spring carries with it a package of breathing nature that only a summer can unwrap and the romantic arms of lovers fully embrace. The warm weather when walking down a country lane with a beautiful partner by one's side opens the woman's heart to all possibilities and closes the man's mind to none.
Imagine what it would be like to love another forever and be loved in equal measure; imagine being born in a springtime of nubile stirring, before going on to live in a romantic world of summer haze filled with hope and remain forever young. If only I could make this moment last and make summer stretch until I make him/her mine for eternity? If only I could physically and mentally capture him/her, I could win their heart and be their sole companion and soul-mate in this life and the next? For such a prize, who wouldn't gamble all for the opening bid of a springtime kiss among a swarm of butterflies, an open mind and physical abandonment to an invasion of lasting love?" William Forde: May 10th, 2018.