Scenic Sundays 47: Melancholy and Italo Calvino

Posted on August 30, 2015 «
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As I sit here on this rain soaked Saturday morning, I feel a change coming on. I’m not sure if it is related to the fact school is back in session and that fall is right around the corner or if there is something stirring deep in my soul. But something different.

This summer has been a whirlwind. I feel like I’ve barely had time to breath. We started off June with seeing the final two shows of TCR’s 2014-2015 season and then we were off to Niagara Falls for a week and a half. We got back and I jumped back into ICON 40 Planning and then it was my birthday, my niece and nephew came for 2.5 days, I seriously strained my back and I flew off to L.A. for work.

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I’ve been antsy for the last 3 weeks. My activities (including sleeping!) have been limited due to the strain. I’m watching the weather get colder and I’ve spent hardly any time at the Barn with Jezebel. Before you know it, I’ll only be able to ride in circles and figure 8s in the indoor arena.

It’s nearly September. Twenty-fifteen is nearly over. And like a old woman, I’m feeling melancholy. I don’t want this year to end, but yet I do. I’ve got so many amazing things planned for 2016. MidAmericaCon II in August! The North Iowa Book Bash in April—I actually will have a table to promote Second Run Reviews (NERVE-WRACKING! EXCITING!) And it’s just plain a new year; a chance to start over.

The featured image was taken on July 31, 2010 at
Palisades-Kepler State Park near Mount Vernon, Iowa
with a Fujifilm FinePix Z5fd. It was edited after the
photo was taken.

“Melancholy is sadness that has taken on lightness.”

Italo Calvino




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2 responses to “Scenic Sundays 47: Melancholy and Italo Calvino

  1. I tend to melancholy in the winter, but as I grow older I want the days to stretch. 2016 does sound exciting for you, and I love the idea of a table to promote your blog.