I remember when I was in grade school and we read 1984 by George Orwell.
The book deeply distrubed me but I comforted myself with the thought,
"At least I will never live to 1984....
that is way too far in the future...."
Well here I am in 2013
An official empty nester~
with my son off to seek his fortune in Washington DC
working for a freshman Congressman from LA~
My sophomore daughter at Notre Dame waiting
not so patiently to hear if she will be interning at
the Cannes Film Festival this spring~
And my oldest daughter living in the city,
making her own way,
searching for that ever elusive "perfect" career~
I purposely took time off from blogging
this past fall
as I felt the urgent need
to be "IN" the moment.
Gratefully soaking up every last
drop of a magical
time with my family and friends.
Sometimes cameras and writing
can get in the way for me.
While they definitely capture special memories to preserve and savor,
I also find they leave me a little bit
removed from the actual experience.
I will have lots of time to relive and recount
these moments now...
Now that I am an "official" empty nester.....
6 or 7 of the kids are on their way for the weekend as I write
so I better get the beds changed and the Birthday cakes baked!