Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wear It Thin

Fall is in the air. The kids are going back to school, the nights are getting chilly and the leaves will soon be changing. Apple picking, hay rides and bonfires will begin to dominate the weekends. Stew, chili and apple pies are being planned. Brightly colored mums and pumpkins are starting to show up at roadside stands. It all makes me feel very....well, sad.

I've been feeling a bit blue about the passing of summer. Or maybe it's the passing of time in general. It's like sand slipping through my fingers. No matter how hard I try, I can't stop it or even slow it's momentum. It seems to me that June became September in the blink of an eye.

I don't want to let it overwhelm me, though. I can't control the passage of time, but I can try not to let it get the best of me. There's a line in a song that goes "I wanna live every minute so hard that I wear it thin". I like that. I'm realistic about it, I don't expect every minute of every day to be that intense, but time isn't going to wait for me to start writing that book or get back to my daily workout. I've got to stop thinking that if I haven't done it by now, I'll never do it.

What better time than now?

~"I wanna live every minute so hard that I wear it thin" is from Wild Again by Starship. From the Cocktail movie soundtrack~


L.B. said...

There is no better time than now!

Time can destroy our mentality, that's for sure. I'm trying to soak in all the time I have with my daughters as I know before too long they'll be in middle school, then high school, then...

thamesarino said...

your post is intersting to me because this year I am sad to see Fall come too.... and that is unusual for me because it is my favorite season(or at least tied with Spring!).... but this year the summer literally flew by... and although I feel like I was doing what I "should" be most of the time, it just seems that the days keep going by faster and faster. I wish that I had a slow down button(not a stop button but just a slower one!)!
I've been feeling VERY nostalgic lately..maybe it is art of what happens around this time of year?

Deidra said...

As they's never too late! I'm on a quest for a winter hobby. This will be my 5th winter in Nebraska, and I still don't know what to do with myself in the ridiculously cold weather of a city with nothing (much) to do. So I'm fighting the wistfulness before it drags me down and thinking I might take up juggling, or ice skating, or...maybe I'll just keep looking for that winter hobby. ; )

Joanna Jenkins said...

Living in So. California, I miss fall and spring the most (we don't really have seasons) so I look forward to kids going back to school (Sept 9) as my "get back on track" time. Time passes too quickly for me in the summer and my "make it happen" routine is upside down. So for me, September is "now".

I hope you get to work on that book. I'd buy it in a heartbeat!!!


PurpleHoodieChick said...

Omg I know exactly what your saying! I mean I'm already to my senior year of high school?! I feel like just yesterday I was begging my mom to home school me because I was afraid to start high school.

Lissaloo said...

Maybe it was just such a great summer and that's why it's hard.
Time really does seem to be flying by doesn't it. I hope you will give us some sneak peaks when you start your book :)

Amy said...

It amazes me how quickly time goes by. I really realized last year when I turned 40 that I just have to make every minute count. Age doesn't matter, it's all about attitude. Patrick O'Brian started writing his novels centered around sailing when he was in his 60's I think, (he was definitewly older) and the mother of Anne Patchett, author of Bel Canto, started writing romance novels in her 50's for the older, widowed/widower and divorced late in life group!Procrastinating is just stupid of me, as you said time, isn't going to wait for me to write a book or frame my kitties pictures and hang them. Time's marching by and it's up to me, you, all of us to use it to the best of our ability.

I think it's easy to get depressed about it and wallow in that depression so it's good to have some hobbies or activities, at least that works for me and absorbs my attention so that I can't get depressed so easily.
Deidra, if I lived in Nebraska I would definitely need some great projects for when winter hits! I don't get out much here in the cold weather as it just makes my health problems worse so I try to keep myself busy anywway!

Keep smiling Willoughby, Autumn is beautiful!