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Wistful – August Newsletter

There is a song by Cheryl Wheeler, one of my favorite songwriters, that opens with this line:

Summer’s almost over and I’m crying and I don’t know why

I love this line because I feel these words. While it is true that August holds the promise of another beautiful month of summer, for me there is an undeniable melancholy about it. To be clear, I don’t mind that about August. I welcome a little wistfulness in my soul. But this year I feel it in a different way. There seem to be many people around me who are going through difficulty and sorrow and my heart feels heavy with their pain. Read more