Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Time Rockets By

Happy August 1st, it is hard to believe how quickly July passed. 

Carlin Park
Jupiter, Florida
July 10, 2017
I have been on my own for a couple of days now as Chris is out in the west visiting her brother and preparing for a wedding.One thing that has really struck me is how quickly time is lost. There is so much to do, but it seems that there is not nearly enough time to get it all done.

Each project requires time to set-up and clean-up. And then there is the obligatory trip to the home store for supplies. 

The lawn still needs to be mowed and I think it is finally dry enough after the rains. It is definitely tonight's project.

And the pool always needs care.

Did I mention vacuuming? Doing laundry? Cleaning up the piles of towels that do not seem to have home form around the pool? I am mired in the mundane.

Most people know that July is my favorite month of the year because I generally travel and do unique activities that do not happen during other months of the year. As I was reflecting upon the hectic pace of this most recent July, I remembered sitting on a couple of beaches where the  conflicting priorities of life melted away and I was just able to be in that moment.  

And now, July is twelve long months away.

I wonder what joys August will bring?

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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