Goodbye, Autumn Leaf.
You’re falling from that tree, aren’t you, rushing toward the earth in early October?
I’m falling from my familiar Lake Superior tree, too.
I am leaving the Blogging World for a spell.
I am going to–perhaps–play croquet, stare at polar bears, wear aubergine, eat Kimchi, hug my beloved Mom and Dad, kiss Korean babies, photograph seals, give a speech, swim in a pool, sip cocktails, tease my daughter’s boyfriend, delight in my brothers, giggle with my niece, laugh out loud with my sister-in-law, roll my eyes at my favorite brother-in-law, eat veggie burgers on the grill, tour a Farmer’s Market, and maybe six million other small sacred delights but, especially–
–I will cry because our oldest son and his bride are celebrating their marriage in San Diego and there isn’t anything more wonderful than that, is there?
I will not be on-line for a while, not reading your blogs, not responding to comments, hardly even checking email–if you can believe that! I am not even bringing Miss Ellie, the laptop computer, on this special amazing trip. (She is already pouting. She has not been left at home–ever–since she was a wee computer baby.)
Dear friends, we shall meet again at a later date, we shall. We shall catch up and I shall show you wedding photos. I am at least 83.4% certain you shall see wedding photos. You will never forgive me otherwise, will you?
Until we meet again...goodbye!