Yesterday was back to school for the kids in our community. It is so early and so sad. As I drove through town later in the day it was so disturbing. As I passed the local swimming pool it stood quietly waiting patiently waiting for the return of little swimmers. The sidewalks no longer held children on their bikes or Moms with their baby strollers....no there was nothing.
We live in a small community and when the children go to school it effects the entire town. There were cars at the bank and a few passing the post office but really it was sad. I adore seeing little ones walking and playing all summer long. The park is always full of teens on the basketball courts and playing tennis. The swings are usually full of families enjoying the shade with the little grills heating up...lunching and playing. Our park is always full of people. But when school starts everything changes. Not just the leaves on the trees but all the hustle and bustle of summer fades away and the park and sidewalks become a waste land. What once held laughing children now is barren. Don't get me wrong....I love fall and I know that the children need to learn....I just am sad that another school year is starting and all the carefree days of summer are over...sigh..a sad beginning to fall.