We've had a drought this past summer here in Southwestern Nova Scotia. You can see it from these two photos, taken from the same angle, 12 years apart. The first is from Labor Day and the second is when Eddie was six or seven.
This is sort of a symbolic representation for me. I feel depleted with Eddie gone, but with the waters receded you can see all sorts of interesting rocks and topography. It's my job now to figure out what to do with this new perspective.
Eddie's coming home for Canadian Thanksgiving on Friday. He was in a good mood when I talked to him yesterday. He had an 87 on his mid-term chemistry exam, so he was happy he powered through his test anxiety. I'm glad he's feeling some success and I'm looking forward to some family and friends time around the Thanksgiving table.