We took our youngest son to the dorms ten days ago. I could not be more proud of him & so happy he is at a wonderful college, small & known for it’s academic excellence. He will thrive there, I have no doubt. On the other hand, I am experiencing the empty nest & it is daunting. After 25 years of being a Mom, I feel a bit adrift. I need to get myself organized, do the things I never had time to do, spend quality time with my husband, create new art & rejuvenate our home. I know I can do this.
Adding to my distress, there have been people that I care about that have passed away the last few days. Beautiful, caring, creative women that I admired & wanted to spend time with. I am being forced to examine my own mortality, now that I am on the brink of sixty. There is no time to waste. Life goes by when you are busy with something else. In the end all that matters is that we love each other. Make the world brighter with smiles & flowers. Sit in the sun, dance in the rain. Frolic in the snow. That is what matters.