Bouquets of Sharpened Pencils

Kathleen Kelly:

What will NY152 say today, I wonder. I turn on my computer. I wait impatiently as it connects. I go online, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: You’ve got mail. I hear nothing. Not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beating of my own heart. I have mail. From you.

I swear I can practically smell these freshly sharpened pencils…

Joe Fox:

Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.

On Friday September 23, 2011 at approximately 5:05 am, the sun will appear to cross the celestial equator from north to south and will mark the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere.  Day and night will be  almost  equal length at that time.  It’s a month away…technically.

But the grandbebes are in the classroom and small children with backpacks skip along happily at very early hours these days.  And, living just 2 blocks from a school, the air is filled with uproarious energy and laughter several times a day as recess comes and goes in joyful rhythm.

It is still summer, but the fall is announcing its’ imminent return.

Quotes from: You’ve Got Mail, (1998), Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan

7 thoughts on “Bouquets of Sharpened Pencils

  1. I must admit. I buy notebooks though none of children or grand baby is in school. I love a blank book with lovely pages ready to record any fancy my minds wishes to expound upon. So I buy new notebooks. I mean they are such a good price. A down right steal. Than sometimes I share them with a daughter here and there because she also loves a blank page full of promise of a beautiful thought or a delightful story or a beckoning list. It’s like I gave her a piece of the finest chocolate. And don’t even get me started on pencils. Lovely, lovely pencils.

  2. I have been sharpening pencils and I really enjoy it! When one breaks I’m quick to go and sharpen again. It’s strange how pencils and the new school year can bring such order and peace to our home!! :)

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