How’s your summer been? Busy like everyone else’s I bet.
Summer is all about being, doing and going all things and places we don’t do during the school year – even those of us without kids in school any longer.
Summer time is also about changes. Remember being in school going into the summer then coming back in September and seeing how much the other kids have changed and grown?
As adults we also change in the summer. We accumulate new experiences with the things we’ve done and the places we’ve gone.
This summer, I got married to an incredible woman. I met my wife in the summer of 2010. It was a summer of sea changes. My life took a 180 degree turn from one of most trying and challenging times, to the best period in my life.
I began a new job the same week we were married so we had to put off our honeymoon. Our honeymoon was at the end of July. We went to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park in Maine. We had a wonderful time. On our last day there more changes occurred. My new wife slipped on a wet rock and shattered her right wrist, her dominate hand. The break was so bad; she required surgery to fix it.
We have to change our routines around for the next few months to work around the injury. Life is all about change. We know it, are ready for it and embrace it.
With the down time for healing, we’re enjoying watching the 2012 Olympics in London. It occurred to me that the Olympics officially started on my friend Mike’s birthday (July 27th) and will officially end on my friend Jim’s birthday (August 12th). We’ll be celebrating these changes this weekend!
On a more sober note, I wish to pay respect to both Maeve Binchy, who passed away on July 30th at the age of 72, and the very prolific Gore Vidal passed away a day later on July 31st, at the age of 86. Both were great novelists and left great legacies. Lives well lived.
What changes have you experienced this summer?