There is a beautiful Cheryl Wheeler song she wrote for her father’s 75th birthday called “75 Septembers.” Introducing the song in concert, she remarked on how the passage of time accelerates as you get older, so that eventually it becomes “Christmas, Christmas, Christmas.” I have an image in my mind of Superman (George Reeves in the TV version) spinning the earth so fast that time speeds up, until we are propelled into the next year’s holiday…all those intervening months having passed by in a superhuman blur.

I thought life was slowing down to a reasonable pace, only to discover that six months have raced by; a lovely summer slipped into a crowded fall, and then suddenly became the holidays. But the days are full and happy. Maybe the speed is irrelevant.

Another beautiful sunset

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