Douglas Spaulding, twelve, freshly wakened, let summer idle him on its early-morning stream...A whole summer ahead to cross off the calendar, day by day..." ~~ Ray Bradbury, Dandelion WineIt's five weeks today until school starts for us.
And the greatest joke, on the day that I could be posting something about "get organized" or "list of things to do," is that the Ambleside Online Facebook page featured one of our old posts called "Don't Talk Over the Music." Seize the moment. Pay attention (like Douglas Spaulding.) Don't interrupt.
And someone comments, "Oh my! Talk about convicting your Spirit! I am always so busy thinking about my to do list that I never take a moment! I'm putting this on our list for the new school year!"
"...there were some days compounded completely of odor, nothing but the world blowing in one nostril and out the other. And some days, he went on, were days of hearing every trump and trill of the universe. Some days were good for tasting and some for touching. And some days were good for all the senses at once." ~~ Dandelion WineYes, there are notes to be written, pages to be counted, narration ideas to be scribbled on Post-It Notes, even a couple of books still to be acquired, or rounded up from people who borrowed them last year. And I know that for some of you who start the school year even earlier than we do, the time is slipping by. (Those of you on the year-round plan, I know you're there too--just bear with us.)
But it's still five weeks.
So don't "talk over the summer"...too much.
"Come Labor Day, we'll add up the summer and see what we got!" ~~ Dandelion Wine