We have some color on the trees now. It isn’t a lot, but I can see some insistent little yellow patches dotted on the nearby woods. Some are small enough to where if you blink, you can miss them. Others are large enough to be seen by peripheral vision. One particular tree on our street has already thrown off half of its leaves and is merrily dropping more.
I’m listening to “Mr. Blue Sky” and wondering where the summer went. It seems like only a few days ago that Prime and I were talking about catching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on a Tuesday night and planning a small road trip to see a special viewing of Transformers: The Last Knight in IMAX 3D the day before it officially opened nationwide. We were looking forward to Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now summer movie season is all but over. We haven’t seen half of what we wanted to see.
In eight days, school starts in my city. On the first of September, the kids in my neighborhood will be back in class. The first day of September is also the last day of the Timer Rattlers home season. They will close out the regular season on the road. I’m not expecting them to make the playoffs at all this year. You may as well say that summer is over.
Where did it go? Only a few weeks ago, I was excited over Opening Day and the start of the baseball season. Now, we’re talking pennant races and who might clinch their division, who might be in a wildcard run and who is looking at the end of the season. Prime and I have a few more upcoming baseball games but then our own season will come to a close. Even the current weather feels like fall.
At work, we have the Halloween costumes out. They are selling. Yesterday, at the local Walmart, I saw candy corn and mellowcreme pumpkins on display. Dove is offering pumpkin shaped chocolates and already the caramel apple Milky Ways have appeared. No, I haven’t seen anything “pumpkin spice” yet but it’s only a matter of time.
One blink, two blinks and the summer is gone. In its place is cooler weather and the coming of another school year. In a few weeks, we’ll be seeing Christmas merchandise. I’m left to ask, “What happened?”
Hours turn into days, days into weeks, weeks into months and soon enough, the year is gone.
Time flows. There are days that I wish it would slow down, as it seems to be going by a little too fast.