to say goodbye to August
With the end of the best month of the year I say good bye to a few things. I say goodbye to another year put behind me and head full force into the next. I say goodbye to hours of bored bliss in my backyard as I head back to teaching... for like the fifth time, I guess the HR lady was right, it is Hotel California, you can check out anytime you'd like but you can never leave... I say goodbye to summer. I know there are technically 21 more days left, but once the kids are in school, the shouts of joy at the splash park are quieted, the smell of bon fires and burnt sugar goes away, we all start talking about fall. We make our weather predictions and reference the almanac. Sidewalk chalk gets replaced with pencil cases and book bags (or back packs for all you strange people out there that call it that).
I am not sad, I like the changing seasons, this one came and went faster than any before ever has, perhaps it has to do with the passing of time. It all rolls over. One month after another. So I put away the unused bug spray. See you next year, August. I love you.