This used to be just about my favorite time of year. The natural beauty of the changing leaves coming with the change of seasons and growing anticipation for the coming ski season.
This year I'm just sad. All the remembrances of 9/11/01 have made things more painful. I lost two friends that day. They had not been a part of my daily life for several years when they died, and perhaps knowing that I've lost forever the opportunity to get reacquainted makes it harder. Maybe its because I never felt like I really mourned them because they weren't part of my daily life. Maybe it is because we lost another friend around this time last year and because I know my grandfather will not see another September and I am going to say goodbye to him this weekend, I don’t know.
But I am sad today. I am trying to think about tomorrow instead, for tomorrow will be better. I think I am going to go home early today and hug my children and wife and be thankful that I am spending another September with them.