As Ian's appointment was on Wednesday and so was the 1st day of school, he had his 1st day of school on Thursday. He had a great 1st and 2nd day...seeing all of his friends he had not seen since the last day of school last year. Seeing his teacher...and all the other staff at school who he has seen for the past 6 years. It is hard to believe that at the end of this year, it will bring to an end 7 years of us being at Chatsworth. We are looking forward to another year there and Ian have a great 5th grade year.
I was reading a blog of an acquaintance and some wonderful words of his....the challenge is to savor the moment, and at the very least - to pay attention - because time takes no prisoners, accepts no bribes and if given the chance will rob you of every last opportunity for awareness, if you don't take the time to step up and be present. I know, because it's always a work in progress for me. Sometimes it seems life gets in the way of living - if that makes sense - and the great challenge is to heed the call, and never forget the passage of time is calling to you to stop, look, listen and engage because while we don't think we are - or our kids are - I have photographic proof and most likely you do too - we are livin' in fast forward. And I'd love to rewind real slow....thanks Mark Brodinsky.