If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold onto.
~ Tao Te Ching
I’m off for a quick visit with my granddaughters this evening. It means a total of five hours of drive time to get there and back, but it’s worth the time to grab a few hugs and kisses, listen to giggles, and watch my oldest granddaughter dance at a charity event.
The photos are from yesterday. As are the words. I’ve scheduled this post to go out for me. I wanted to show you some more scenes from yesterday’s party.
Just when summer gets perfect — fresh nights, soft sun, casual breezes, crushingly full and quietly cooling trees, empty beaches, and free weekends — it ends. Life is like that too. Just when we get it right, it starts to change. The job gets easy and we know just how to do it, and they tell us we’re retired. The children grow up and get reasonable and they leave home, just when it’s nice to have them around. . . That’s life on the edge of autumn. And that’s beautiful — if we have the humility for it.
~ Joan Chittister
I took a lot of photos yesterday, and I like and want to share them all. Perhaps that’s because I’m storing memories.
This is the Big Push Weekend. We’ll be packing up the kitchen, and then gathering up all the odds and ends that didn’t make their way into a box. It’s amazing how many odds and ends there are.
I’ll be back if I find the time. There are still party images to share, and I’ll continue taking my daily walks although I’m not sure I’ll be taking quite as many photos now that time is at a premium.
Thank you for visiting, and carrying on with the goodbye party. Have a delightful day, evening, night… whenever and wherever you are on the spectrum of time. 🙂