This is the only sunflower I have this season. It has given me inspiration to plant more.
“The wheel has come full circle. The situation has returned to what it was in the past, as if completing a cycle. Shakespeare's “King Lear”
As I drove my 5-year-old granddaughter to school this week, I thought about how much of my life has come full circle.
I'm another year older. That makes one think, a lot.
It seems like yesterday when I was dropping off daughter Val at Eakin Elementary. I have not missed school traffic!!
As for school, I was never good at geometry. But, I'm pretty confident my life is slowly reaching full circumference, given the length, if it were opened up in a straight line.
Einstein summed up age the best . . . I don't have to wear socks.
My life now is full of a lot of "no sock days" since I have three little grandchildren. You know, grandkids are great company as they're always there for you as you ponder amiable thoughts.
My 5-year-old recently asked, “Meme, do you know where you're going?”
You see, from a 5-year-old's perspective, there was too much silence.
I answered, “Yes, sweetie, Meme knows where she's going.”
At least I pray that I do. It is by faith that we live in this world and teach our grandkids how to do the same.
As for advancing seasons, sometimes I feel I might have waited too long to be a freelance writer. But, it's still on my bucket list. What's on yours? I would love to know. Email me.
Remember, when age dampens our spirits, we can be inspired by others, particularly those our senior.
For me, one of those people this week was renowned author Robert Caro, who is best known for his researched volumes on the late president Lyndon B. Johnson. I saw him recently conducting a TV interview.
The 83-year-old was asked when he was going to finish his last volume. It's been a while since he released a book.
Like any talkative journalist (wink), Caro elegantly stated that he wasn't sure.
He was then asked if provisions have been made to complete the last volume on LBJ, that is, should he die anytime soon.
Caro said absolutely not. In fact, he said to the contrary, he's made provisions so that no one else can write it.
As a writer, I understand that sentiment, but perhaps don't agree with it. We should share our God-given talents with those who can carry on in our stead.
For now, I'll just carry on with this week's blog. Here are my weekend picks:
United Way's Ducks on the Duck from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
The Celebration's world grand championship class Saturday night
Plate lunches 11 a.m. Saturday at Sevier Street First Baptist Church.
See Thursday's edition of the Times-Gazette for more information on these events.
Random thought . . . I'm thinking of planting carrots for fall and winter in a deep container or in a warm garden spot. To me, I prefer the sweet taste of organic carrots. I know I can look up planting advice etc., online, but I like locals to share their experiences.
For rays of sunshine, I'm sharing a Bible verse I keep on my work desk. Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1.
I know we're all looking forward to the long Labor Day weekend. We should enjoy the outdoors while we can. The "Farmer's Almanac" predicts a "roller coaster" winter season. So make sure to keep fall and winter clothing in close proximity.
Be safe. Buckle up. Remember the hands free law. It also applies to back and side roads!