I watched as this mother turned and looked back.
The carefree days of summer have come to a bittersweet end.
I was reminded of that annual rite of passage.
Back to school.
And - I watched as this child trotted alongside her
…eagerly looking forward to all the unknown and new.
I’m not ready.
And - I am.
I’ve loved the break…the pause…this space that I’ve carved out in this in between.
It’s been a long time since I’ve needed to measure my time to the season’s rhythms
…and yet…and still - I do.
So - here it is. September.
Time to return…to begin…to take one last look back
Before bravely stepping into whatever awaits
…and all that so patiently lies ahead.