Don’t BlinkAugust 12, 2011
Kenny Chesney has a hit song called “Don’t Blink” about advice from an old guy who feels that life passes very fast. Sometimes, I feel like this too. And other times, days and minutes proceed so slowly. I think time is elastic like that and memories are only quick snapshots strung together - not movies.
“What brings this up?”, you ask. Oh, I’m just sitting here reflecting on my summer. It’s been crazy good, but I don’t think my husband shares that sentiment. Not that he didn’t share the same things; or most of the same things. But he has the nutty thing called a J-O-B and it has issues. Let’s just leave it at that.
I wish I could embrace that attitude of joy for each day, each experience, each person who crosses my path. To give off a spirit of cheerfulness; to be the kind of person that everyone who comes in contact with says, “She is so fun to be around, always in a good mood.” Honestly, and this explains or counters what others call my ‘lack of ambition’ is truly my highest goal even though often I forget. I forget! I get weighed down in the hassles and conundrums and doot-da-doots of daily life. And stop paying attention, I suppose.
Wow, am I waxing?! ha. I miss this blog. Where I just sat and typed and felt and expressed. It’s so good for me! I don’t do this in my journal anymore. I rarely visit here. And over at the book blog, I feel inadequate to critique the novels I read, to pinpoint what and why I feel something or not in the books I read. But I love my book-blogging. I do.
I’m off topic. [Gathers thoughts back to my point if I even have one.] I opened this blog today to express my sadness and happiness for summer.
I’m sad that a chapter has closed and happy that is went better than expected. I made a friend. That friend is now off on new adventures and I wish her well.
I called her “My Summer Intern”. We opened our home to a young college graduate who needed a place to stay for a few months and it was awesome. And we just hugged, said goodbye and drove away.
Thus, I’m sad.
But happy that we took the risk and it paid off.
OK, time moves on. I best get a move on, myself and start this day.
I will try to remember to be cheerful.