“It comes the very moment you wake up each morning.
All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals.
And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back;
in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view,
letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in.
And so on, all day.
Standing back from all your natural fussings and frettings;
coming in out of the wind.”
50 years is a long time to wait for that final day when you don’t have to unlock shop and carry
on the business of life in retail.
There will soon be, on this mile marker along life’s journey, more to this story
but there is still a good bit of moving, settling and simply exhaling after such a
very long haul.
We’re turning a page…for good or bad…
One very long and tiring chapter is now complete as we look forward to
the next chapter…
and that chapter’s name is Autumn…