Tempest Fugit

Originally posted March 28th, 2019.

My youngest little dude turns 14 today. My oldest will turn 16 in less than two weeks… Several years ago I read a passage in a book somewhere that said children are basically on loan to us for a little while. They are not ours to keep, we have them only a little while to teach, to guide and to love. That passage really stuck with me.

My little dudes are not so little anymore, my time with them seems a lot less than it did before. I’m OK with that, mostly. It is a greater thing to see them grow and become fully fledged people in their own right and I am not so selfish that I would have it any other way. But still, 14 & 16… Time moves too quickly.

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About Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

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