Wishing the summer to stay. Just wishing. I watch my son play along the water’s edge of Lake Michigan at North Avenue beach as I take in the grace of another sunset and the remains of the day. The day has said its peace. The crowds and sun have softened. It’s my ideal time. The light has a glow. There is a calm encouraged by the waves. Soon we will be back to school, and these open and lingering hours of free time will transition to early bedtimes and hurried schedules. We must come back soon. As in work and play, I find myself on a deadline….seasons may change but some things stay the same….