Posted by: skyward | September 5, 2008

Pink Tote Bag, Blue Backpack

August Evening Sky

Recollection: August Evening Sky

A pink tote bag and a blue backpack, side by side, awaiting another lively day.

September, a time of renewal.  Daniel and his little sister have embarked on their own journeys, with their own bags, soon-to-be filled with artwork, worksheets, and newsletters.

Driving back and forth between schools and lessons, I think longingly of those leisurely summer days —-which suddenly seem so far away. 

Picnic supper in the front yard.  Trips to the library.  And (ironically) the seemingly endless sibling battles persistently calling for Mama’s intervention as a referee.  At times, I found myself annoyed, frustrated, and even nearly tearful.  Yet, looking at the two bags, I feel a keen sense of loss.

Those are indeed the glorious moments I depicted:


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