Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Summer to Somewhere

I came across this excerpt from Alice in Wonderland, on allofhersecrets blog, and it resonated so deeply with the direction, of my own life at the moment. I am particularly struck by Alice's line, "I don't much care where...So long as I get somewhere."

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
That depends a good deal on where you want to get to, said the Cat.
I don't much care where, said Alice.
Then it doesn't matter which way you go, said the Cat.
So long as I get somewhere, Alice added as an explanation.
Oh, you're sure to do that, said the Cat, if you only walk long enough."

~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland~

Summer is almost over, at least it feels so to me, when I realized next weekend will be that weekend we here in the States view as the last hurrah of summer, Labor Day Weekend.
As I thought about how quickly summer has passed, Fly Like an Eagle, by The Steve Miller Band, came to mind...

"Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future..."

Summer...I have so many summers buried away in my memory....the wonder of those endless summers of childhood...the summers of motherhood, that I always tried to fill with new and exciting experiences for my many summers that seemed like they were filled with mountains of green beans and tomatoes.

But there has never been a summer like this one. Even though I feel as if this summer...has slipped away... it has been filled with so many changes...and firsts for me.

A summer in which I did get somewhere...somewhere on the way to future.


Fiona said...

A summer in which I did get somewhere...somewhere on the way to future.

Just beams with delight!!

No more merry-go-rounds. A path lies ahead and you have taken the first steps along it. And yes, it IS "to wonderful" :)

Phil said...

You have had quite a summer and hopefully that will make your winter warmer in your heart. Gorgeous new profile pic I see.