Sunday, August 17, 2008
the curtain is falling
I have been absent...I have been trying to soak up every last bit of summer family vacation goodness this past week at the beach. (I can't wait to get home and give you a full picturelogue of my trip!) I am already feeling that pang of emptiness as the curtain is falling on yet another summer. At the same time that rumbly butterflies- in- my- stomach- excitement, that comes with fall and a new school year is pushing its way in. Vacation will wind away as all the rigors and routines of life begin whittling away our previously sublime days. This season always makes me pensive. It is a reminder of growing up and letting go. A time when the usually imperceptible passing away of the magic of childhood can be felt so tangibly. We try to bury it under freshly sharpened pencils, crisp clothes, and new backpacks. Somehow those wistful feelings creep in, those teary eyed reminders of the brief moments you live in and few you have yet before you as a mother of young children.