Monday, September 1, 2008

labor of love

The first Monday in September used to mark a seismic shift from all things summer to the serious business of back-to-school.  You weren't supposed to wear white after Labor Day, and put away those sandals.  Get out your Blue Horse notebook and husky pencils!  Although the calendar is blurry now with school starting in August, there's still something about today that feels like a clean slate. And don't we all need one of those every now and again?  Luckily, there's always a new course to begin in the great classroom of life.  The supply list is short:  hope and energy.  And you've gotta' do the homework.  But everyone earns an 'A.'  Just for showing up.  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually, some of us were carrying Mead Trapper Keepers by the time we came up! I can remember practically salivating when I saw the ads for it on TV. Mine had a scene from Close Encounters on the cover.