Sunday, May 31, 2009

It's been a lovely cruise

Well it's over. I'm a graduate, my birthday is over for another year, and we're almost down another month in 2009 (is it me, or did May fly by?).

One of my favorite Buffett songs is a not-very-well-known song off the Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes album called "lovely cruise". I actually almost put the lyrics in as my senior quote in my yearbook when I was in high school (and I probably should have, since I don't understand the gibberish that I did put in).

These moments were left with
May you always remember
These moments are shared by few

Honey, its been a lovely cruise

Anytime something is ending in my life, I usually think of his song. Especially the "may you always remember, these moments are shared by few" part. I like thinking that only a handful of people share the memories that I have, whether it be of high school, college, a vacation, a fantastic summer, or yes, even grad school.

Not only has grad school ended (cue the Alleluia chorus from Handel's Messiah), but the childless portion of my life will soon end too. Even when my children (child?) grow up and live their own lives, I still will never be childless again. I got 27 full years of it, and now it's over. That's a little overpowering for me. I can't put the baby in a hyperbaric chamber and come back in a few weeks. In a smidge under a month (hopefully!) my life will be wildly different, and it will never go back. I'm sure I'll love my new life, but I have to say I'm pretty fond of the life I have now and I'm sad to see it go.

1 comment:

The Accidental Blogger said...

I like this post-that is all.