Time flies

FI-EditorialIt seems a little surreal that it’s June now. Wasn’t it just Christmas? Weren’t all of us just cleaning up from Superstorm Sandy? How can it almost be summer? So it’s time to take a breath while we still can.

It’s not news that time flies. And it’s hardly a breaking story that it seems to be flying faster than ever. If we blink, we might open our eyes and it’ll be the first day of school before summer vacation even begins. And of course there’s nothing we can do about it (unless of course someone got the DeLorean that was on display this past weekend at the Concours D’Elegance and found a way to add a flux capacitor to it and try to bring back a copy of Gray’s Sports Almanac).

But instead of wondering where the heck the time went, the one thing we can do is enjoy the moment while it lasts. Taking a breath every now and then isn’t just biologically necessary, it’s also beneficial to the soul. April turned to May, which turned into June so quickly that no one even really noticed it happened until just about now. So let’s take that relaxing moment while we can.

Things are getting a little quiet in Greenwich and that’s as sure a sign as any that summer is on its way. By August there will be tumbleweeds going down Greenwich Avenue. That’s how it always is in this town.  But we’re not quite there yet. It just is beginning to feel that way what with the news of the past weeks centering around town parties, Memorial Day parades, car shows and puppies wearing sunglasses. Is that an upgrade over non-stop town meetings? That’s for others to decide. But it happens every year as the temperatures rise.

It’s not as though nothing is going to happen. There’s always one story that keeps Greenwich in business throughout the summer and keeps editorial writers from having to carry on in Andy Rooney style too many times (speaking of which, did you ever notice how things slow down when it gets hot outside, I sure have…) and this year it seems likely to be the potential redistricting of areas of town that determines who goes to school where.

All joking aside, that’s a serious issue that demands thorough discussion and it will be heating up in the days and weeks ahead as our classrooms empty out for the summer. So maybe we need that deep breath more than ever now. The quiet may well soon seem like a lifetime ago and what has zipped by could soon slow to a crawl.

So let’s enjoy puppies and parades as long as we can and get ready for fireworks and American flags and warm summer days. We may soon be wishing we hadn’t taken all of this for granted because if we blink we might miss it.

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