We watched Alfred Hitchcock's Rope the other night, and I took this shot of the TV screen as the movie was queuing up. I love how it is meant to capture a moment in time, a street before I was born. One thing I appreciate about Hitchcock was the picturesque way he had of conveying time and place. That aspect of his films always leaves me feeling a bit wistful about the passage of time, which perfectly fits my mood on my last weekend of summer. Next week I head "back to school" and much as I love my work, I face that reality with a heavy sigh. Time to snap out of it with a reality check of all that I have to be thankful for especially at this time of year.
For a job that allows a rejuvenating break each summer
For summer fruits and vegetables
For the chance to have my family together
For my health and the good health of loved ones
For a job to go back to
For a break in the heat wave
For books and the ability to read
For personal safety and freedom from want
For these things and more, I am truly thankful.