The End of Summer

"Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore"

Judy Garland’s famous line from The Wizard of Oz came to mind the other day. I was still fatigued from an over-busy August. I didn’t like that it took me so long to bounce back.

Shortly thereafter, I heard two stories from friends that convinced me that I am not the only one who feels that I can’t push myself the way I used to.

One friend told me that she and her husband have had to cut short a lovely walk along the ocean that they had no trouble completing in past summers.  Another, a seasoned traveler who had just returned from an anniversary celebration in Hawaii complained of her first jet lag ever.

So if “Kansas” was our time of unbounded energy, like Dorothy, we’re not there anymore.

However, our state is still pretty good.


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