Slow Down

The sun slices through the clouds, filling the air with warm white light. Birds circle the trees and cars looking for what I do not know. Leaves blow across the parking lot - the last remnants of early spring. I sit in the car waiting for Cassie...knowing that these days are numbered.

Last night we booked the hotels for our cross-country adventure to take her to college. School is out in a month and August 19 she leaves. God, how do these things show up on you doorstep so quickly? I mean, well...I knew it was coming, but holy hell things move fast when I so very much just want them to slow down.