I was cleaning out a drawer and came upon these maxims I haven’t looked at for a dozen years. Here is a sample. (Funny how some things never change.) 

1) Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing.

2) Don’t die with your music still in you.

3) You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.

4) Treat yourself as if you already are what you want to become.

5) Treasure your divinity.

So on Monday, one of my grandkids heads back to Florida and the other starts pre-school. Neither situation makes me feel good. I want to kidnap them both and head for the hills – although both of their mothers would know I was their prime suspect. I can see them shaking their heads now. “She’s gone round the bend!” Probably so.

Life goes on. I know. I know. But sometimes letting it go is painful. When you love deeply and fully, you hurt that way too – but I would never give up the one to avoid the other. That wouldn’t be living at all. 

Have a good last third of your summer! 


About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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