August often represents the strongest and most reliable months. The weather is warm, the trees are strong, the crops are at their peak, and the world is comfortable and happy. It’s birthstone, peridot, is representative of this strength. It’s light green color is a perfect pairing with the long evenings of August and the fun of sitting outside and contemplating the world.
When I think of August I always smile because it’s the month my son was born and my life changed forever. I suddenly became an adult. I think I had always been old for my years. New people I met as a child would always proclaim ‘Oh my goodness. There’s an old soul!’ Strange but even at 4 or 5 years old, I knew what they meant.