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August 1, 2011

It’s August 1st and as per usual, I’m having a little preemptive panic about endings: fresh corn, wild strawberries, bare-skinned children streaking like comets in the twilight.

Also, apparently, I’ve been ignoring writerly deadlines in favor of rope swings over the river,

and siting by the campfire watching Col co-opt Dan’s wooden bowl project,

and strolling around here.

And, while it’s been 100% worth it, there’s a persistent and annoying buzz in my ear each night, urging me to flip through the mental rolodex of stories I agreed to write way back when summer was going to last forever, the ones I have been writing, in my mind, anyway.

So, I’m going to buckle down for awhile and get some work done. I’ll be here in this little blog space posting just photos and maybe a few words until I part the sea of deadlines. It’ll be fun, really. Come back tomorrow and see.

With Love,

Rachel

Also, have you read this gorgeous piece of writing? If you’ve ever grown a human in your uterus (or come by parenthood in any other way) my guess is Catherine Newman’s words will sound like the echos of your own brain, only better and funnier.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2011 11:54 am

    There must be something about August and buckling down. I was just on a phone call today that echoed your sentiments here. “I’m not saying I’m going to go crazy with my list,” I told the person on the other end of the line, “Just get some of that stuff done.”

    I’ll enjoy your photos I’m sure. Enjoy the stories.

  2. abozza permalink
    August 1, 2011 2:27 pm

    Happy writing! I’ve started to make a list of things that must get done as soon as we return from vacation, and am starting to get panicky that I may not have time to get it all done before school starts again. Then I see my babies bouncing in the waves and think, “Eh…maybe later.” :)

    http://amysreallife.wordpress.com

  3. Ellen permalink
    August 1, 2011 5:28 pm

    Ah — if grownups could just float on the free waves of summer like kids do…. But something always pulls us away. Good luck with your deadlines.

  4. August 2, 2011 8:44 am

    Is it August already?

  5. August 4, 2011 11:51 am

    I hope the writing is going well! Looking forward to your return, but I am loving your series of photos.

  6. August 6, 2011 12:34 am

    Agreed. With August’s arrival I’m already freaking out at the busy-ness cropping off for our fall…and homeschool…and birthdays. Trying to gain my calm again. Glad it’s not just me. :)

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