The back-to-school flyers are arriving in the mail. The dollar stores have several aisles filled with Halloween merchandise. Someone put their big, fat finger on the fast-forward button of life again and I want to have a serious word with them.
It’s very difficult to live in the moment when everything around you conspires to force you to constantly think about the future.
(cartoon by David BC Tan)
I’ll be happy to get the malls, beaches and streets back from the kids, but their back-to-school depression means my end-of-summer dread is about to begin. I love the fall but I truly loathe winter. So why do I live in a climate that includes a wicked winter? Because I’m Canadian, eh?