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It's funny how life slides by, and the changes that have faded away are hardly noticed until they're completely gone.
Does this make sense to you?
I am thinking about this because I am sitting in a coffee shop with my oldest daughter writing while she's doing her schoolwork. Last night she asked, "Mom do you have a lot of schoolwork to do this weekend?" When don't I have schoolwork to do I thought. But I chose my next words cautiously. I wondered if she was asking because she wanted to go see a movie, do lunch, or because she had to study and wanted a study partner? Either way, I wanted to be available, she'll be moving away for grad school this fall, and I want to savor these last months. So I replied, "Why? Do you want to do something this weekend?" "Well, I have a lot of school work, and if you're going to go someplace to work or to write, we can go together."
So here we sit, in our local Starbucks typing, drinking Refreshers, and savoring our days.
Today I realized life has slid by, and some things have simply faded away. Once upon a time we went to the park, played dolls, had tea parties, visited the zoo, our great libraries, a fun bookstore, or watched kid movies on Saturdays. Now we do adult weekends. Studying at Starbucks, plan grad school visits, weigh the many opportunities at the different schools, and visit bookstores and libraries.
Some things never change.