For me, the New Year always brings a time of reflection. Back to my journals I go :)
1976 was my second year out of college. The New Year began with reflections of the summer of 1974 when my college friends and I spent our last 'free' summer after college on the Cape (MA). This color pencil rendition was inspired by a photograph I had taken. East Dennis was the home of my (at the time) heart throb :)
My friends, Chrissie and Patty and I worked various jobs that summer. I was a hostess at an IHOP in Hyannis. My claim to fame was being able to carry 12 glasses of water (all at once and w/o a tray) to a table. Oh, I also remember seating Herb Reed of the Platters and he gave me a $10 tip!!
Note the poem by Rod McQuen. I still have three books of his poems that filled our hearts during and after our college years. Sigh........
I could go on and on about this magical summer but, not today. See why journals are so priceless? So many memories come flooding back with just a glance of a page :)