Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Going my way?

Everything is making a left-hand turn in this photo. The morning glory vine seems to be pointing to the cloud which way to go, or vice versa. Maybe it's just indicative of summer making the final turn into the home stretch toward autumn. In just a few hours, July will give way to August. Memorial Day wasn't all that long ago, was it?

Why is it when you are young that the days seem to stretch endlessly onward but as you grow older, they pick up speed? Age becomes a speedometer; the higher the number, the faster time flies. A gentleman who was approaching his 70s once mentioned to me, his voice tinged with wonder with a faint hint of alarm, that the days and weeks just seemed to fly by, and before he knew it, another year had long streaked past.

Back when summers meant long vacations from school, the transition from July into August was barely noticed. Yes, it meant that school was approaching, but that was a whole three or four weeks away. Practically forever in kid time.

Practically tomorrow in adult time.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

1 comment:

lissa said...

I don't think you've ever taken a bad photo. I like this - the direction of the vine and the clouds goes together perfectly. I love the blue - make the photo pop