Goodbye, Summer!

In the depth of winter,

I learned that there was in me 

an invincible summer.

Albert Camus


Another summer ends and those of us who have been holding in our tummies throughout bikini season can finally exhale with relief–not only because the kids will be back in school soon! 😉

The late humorist Nora Ephron griped about aging in I Feel Bad About My Neck:

There are all sorts of books written for older women.  They are uniformly upbeat and full of bromides and homilies about how pleasant life can be once one is free from all the nagging obligations of children, monthly periods, and in some cases, full-time jobs.  I find these books utterly useless, just as I found all the books I once read about menopause utterly useless.  Why do people write books that say it’s better to be older than to be younger?  It’s not better.  Plus, you can’t wear a bikini.  Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six.  If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re thirty-four.

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