It’s the last day of summer and I thought the perfect way to celebrate the end of a summer filled with car trouble would be to have my brakes completely go out. Okay, they’re not completely gone…yet… I’m sure in some parallel dimension they’re working absolutely perfectly, but this dimension saw me driving to work this morning, scared to death, wanting to cry every time I rolled through an intersection. You never realize how many lights there are on your daily commute until you find yourself unable to stop and praying, “Lord, don’t let anyone hit me, and PLEASE don’t let me hit anyone.” Let me just say, I am super thankful that I don’t work nights anymore. Going to work in the early morning means minimal traffic to deal with.
It’s hard to believe that the summer is at an end. This year is just going by too fast. I know when I was little I always found it funny when adults would talk about time going quickly, or something happening not long ago (15-30 years is apparently not long ago to old people). Time passing quickly is one of the things I truly dislike about getting older.
You know what else goes quickly the older you get? The flavor in gum. When I was little, I could chew a piece of gum for hours before it lost it’s taste. Now, I’m lucky if the flavor lasts more than thirty minutes. Is it just me, or is gum less high quality these days? Plus, to get any decent bubble blowing done, you have to chew 4-5 pieces. That’s just wrong. And yes, I’m almost 31 and I still blow bubbles (soap and gum).
So, good-bye summer. Hello fall.
Wonderful article! You are right about time seeming to speed up, almost overnight, when you must hit some mysterious point in your psyche’s development to where you start noticing the short gap that has become summer — instead of its languid passage from June what-always-felt-like-forever! (Back when I was 11 🙂 and I so enjoyed this piece! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Your “Interpretation of Fall” / Welcome to Fall!” nails are truly lovely!! (I want to have them copied on my fingers!) have a good time celebrating each other this week-end. Love to each!