Friday, August 21, 2009
The Big Catch
Summer is like a fish on the line. Once it's hooked, you start to reel it in. There's so much fun and excitement as you begin pulling it through the water. You make a myriad of plans, because you are certain this is going to be the catch that tops all catches and you want to enjoy every bit of it. You could mount it and make sure it's beautiful for everyone to see, or get every piece of "meat" out of it that you could possibly enjoy. Of course, this fish is the largest to hit the scales, so there is plenty to go around. As you continue to reel in your award winning fish, you start to see that it's getting smaller. That can't be true! It can't possibly be getting shorter each time I reel in a little more of the line? You attempt to ignore the thought and throw yourself into the entertainment of it all. All of a sudden, that champion bounty is right in front of your face! But wait! It's just a tiny trout and you know that you must let it go so that it may grow. Hmmm... maybe next year it'll be big enough to hold onto. You try to let go of your disappointment and realize the best way to do so. You pull back your fishing pole and send out a new cast. Within seconds, you have a bite! Your expectations are high as you begin to reel in the next big catch... Autumn!
Are you sad to see Summer go, excited about Autumn's upcoming arrival, or full of mixed emotions? Did you get everything out of Summer that you planned or hoped for? What is your favorite season or do you live in a climate where the change of seasons isn't reflected in the scenery?