We understand logistics, and lifeguards who need to leave for college, and musicians who are also teachers that have to prepare their classrooms for the start of the school year, and yoga instructors with businesses to run, but, man oh man, do we hate to say good-bye to summer.
Especially with a whole month to go before it actually ends.
This week, we went to the last City Band Concert of the year and this weekend, we’ll be swimming in the Erb Park Pool for the last time. The pool closes Sunday.
In the next couple of weeks I’ll say good bye to an outdoor yoga class I love but could only attend sporadically, which only bothered me a little because I knew I had plenty of time for more classes. Now I’m appalled.
Apparently, amid all the sunblock, sweat, sunshine and smiles, we blinked.
To quote Dr. Suess, “My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
We don’t have time to mourn, though, because we still have some items to cross off our summer to-do list and we’re not going to waste a minute pining.
We still have to build a sand castle and spit some watermelon seeds and walk barefoot on a beach and take a boat ride.
And we need to give our beloved pool a proper send off and eat another Farmer’s Market snow cone and toast a few more marshmallows and chase the ice cream truck down the street.
So, we’re only pausing a moment to acknowledge the swift passage of summer (weren’t we just picking strawberries yesterday?) and to salute our favorite season for another stellar show.