Often, when we think of a better season in our memories, we refer to it as “The summer of…” Summer is the season of carefree warmth and smiles. Thus, it fits a warm time of memories from the past as in “The summer of our youth”.
For each of us, the loss of a loved one brings sorrow and pain, but within all of it is the good and warm memories of times gone by. It occurs to me that when a memory bear is held and hugged, those warm memories return. We, once more, remember those good and happy times as we hold “the bears of summer”.