“And the day inevitably comes when the scrapbook of summer, smeared with ice cream slurps and sweat stains, gives way to that new clean white notebook, spine unbroken, begging to be smudged with the enthusiasm of a number two pencil and a mind open to the possibilities.” ― Toni Sorenson
The children have started back to school here in North Carolina. The youngest children in our family appear on Facebook holding signs telling us what grade they are beginning. It seems like only yesterday I was taking my children to the shoe store to buy their back to school shoes. My own growing up memories remain of Chandler Book Store in Evanston, Illinois where we took our ‘back to school’ list to buy the perfect folders, notebooks, pencils and pens. September ushers in a new season of possibilities; a concept, I believe in with all my heart.
If I could, I would give all of you who read this blog a brand new sharpened pencil as we turn from summer towards fall. I’m not ready to let go of home made ice cream at the Farmers Market, or my white slacks, but I am always ready for new possibilities. Closing this summer’s scrapbook, I hope it is filled with lovely memories you can revisit when needed.