This morning I feel a bit like Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. I realize there is something in seeing one's children "well-settled." Chris and Frieda are not married yet, obviously, but they are so happy together that it is a joy to see. I feel the family more balanced with the addition of Frieda and Jan. All feels just right, with chair legs on the floor and tables stable.
Today is an odds and ends sort of day. I read that summers are shorter for children now. There is more school and less time for unstructured time to explore and play. I always feel myself turning towards fall at this time in August. Who knows what now will present, but I see it is a confluence of strong and healthy streams.
Steve and I will be going to Hong Kong September 7 to 23, so that is fun to consider too.