striped bathing suits. striped everything. dusks. late nights. sunrises. salty skin. bare shoulders. new freckles. naps in the grass. fairy lights. fireflies. sun-kissed highlights. gin cocktails. taking the long way. the lullaby of crashing waves. sunflowers in a mason jar. sidewalk cafes. steaks on the grill. beach days. lake days. a sky full of stars. the smell of a single cigar, curling down the street.