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~