At Summer’s End

There’s an old song from a 1935 George Gershwin folk opera (Porgy and Bess) that goes this way:Summertime

I’ve been thinking about this song as the end of summer unofficially comes tomorrow. From my point of view, even in summertime the livin’ is far from easy. Especially for the fictional Porgy (the central character of the opera), life is miserable! He’s beset by numerous problems, not the least being his dark skin in this 1920s portrayal of South Carolina. Continue reading “At Summer’s End”