Last Few Days of Summer…

the-sun-is-shining-the-sky-is-infinite-blue-and-we-are-alive-what-greater-gifts-are-there-copyI always Love this time of year!
Everyone thinks that it’s Autumn
But it’s really still Summer.
It feels like a secret Gift.

Culturally, Summer runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day
And it ends at Back to School.
But really, Autumn doesn’t begin until September 21st
Actually, some years it’s September 20th.
But this year, it’s September 22nd!
That’s a Whole Extra Day!
Never Underestimate the value of the Gift of a Day!
Think of the Things in your Life that have Changed You or Shaped You…Those things often happen in one Day — sometimes in one Moment.
What a Great Gift these next few Days are!
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The Important Thing

20150811_173311The other day, I was talking to my MOM about all the Travel I’ve been doing.
“O.K.,” MOM commented. “As Long as You’re Having Fun! That’s the Important thing.”
And then it struck me.
She has Always said that.
Always.
Even when I was a Kid.
She said that to all of us — not just to her own Kids, but even to friends from the neighborhood who visited or to others at Family Gatherings, and to her own Friends, as well.

“Having Fun! That’s the Important thing!”
It makes sense to me that this kind of Wisdom comes with being almost ninety years old.
But, in this case, it seems more like
Something she has Always Known.
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Commencement

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My Partner and I have Seven Young Graduates in our Lives this Year — GodChildren, Nieces, Friends… Graduating Different Levels of Schooling,
Beginning a New Phase of their Life Adventures.
This piece is for them.
And for All of Us who would like to Commence a New Life Adventure… a New Phase of an Old Project… a Way to Begin or Begin Again… A Fresh Start,
Today…
“Commencement”
The Word means “Beginning!”

This is the MOST EXCITING TIME OF YOUR LIFE!
You can Do Anything!

Now is the Time
Before Marriage
Before Mortgages
Before things to pay for, fix , and feed…
You are Free!

BackPack through Europe.
Try an OutDoor Adventure — IceLand, The Artic, The Dakotas…
Experience Africa and Asia and the Galapagos Islands…
Intern with a Favorite Theater Company or Art Project or Doctors Without Borders
Dance!

Dream Big. (more…)