So are the days of our lives? Did anyone else watch this soap opera? I can't remember how or why I started watching it as a teenager...maybe I was home sick for awhile? Maybe I was even younger and this is what my mom watched. I can't really remember but I remember the blue screen with the huge hourglass on it with the sand running through it and the voice over saying "and so are the days of our lives" and wondering what that really meant? That are days are getting away from us? That the end of our time is inevitable? It all seems a bit gloom and doom when I think about it like that!
Maybe the message was though that time and life go on, slowly and surely. We can't stop time but we can enjoy the time we have and be present and embrace each stage of this life we have here on earth.
Since both boys started school this fall, I have had some reminders that time is moving along.
Adam and I went shopping a couple of weeks ago for clothes to wear on a school field trip to La Boheme. His English teacher said no jeans and no shorts which is pretty much all Adam wears. We did a powershop while Colin was at fencing and found pants, a belt, dress socks (Adam thought this was so unnecessary), a shirt, a tie and shoes in 45 minutes!
Adam commented that he aged more in that 45 minutes than he had in two years. He felt so old all of a sudden. He looked so handsome all dressed up and of course I got a little teary.
Adam has been to one opera before with his grade 6 class but this was with his grade 10 Spectrum class, they were getting a behind the scenes tour, had to find dinner on their own downtown and then didn't get back to the school to 11pm. Such a great experience for him!
Colin (my baby!) is in high school. He often stays afterschool to "hang out" with friends, watch the girls' volleyball games, participate in the longboarding club, etc. I ran into his principal last week and he mentioned that Colin seems happy and is very social. He went to his first high school dance on Thursday night and stayed to the very end. He had a great time and his feet were so sore from dancing so much!
At yet another reminder (or alarm bell, depending how you look at it) is that Adam is going to be taking his test to get his driver's liscence in early January. I stopped and picked up a manual for him to start reading on my way home from work today. Oh my. Times they are a changing!
And Hallowe'en is a changing and moving along for us too. Adam actually has a hockey game Hallowe'en night and Colin will stay home for this first time and help me hand out treats to the neighbourhood children. We're not going all out with decorations this year which I know might disappoint some of the little ones but the boys still want to carve pumpkins so those will be aglow!