2. We each have our own beautifully arranged Middle Eastern Platter for dinner. It's a perfect meal for a warm summer night. Down the middle, a colorful blend of chopped tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and parsley drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil. A little pile of Kalamata olives, a "bird's nest" of hummus with olive oil and paprika in the center, slices of Feta cheese and torn pieces of Pita bread.
3. Sparks from the bonfire rise up to a clear, star filled sky. Around the brim, fireflies flick on and off, on and off. Whichever way I turn, there are sparkles.