Big Yellow School Bus…

Joni Mitchell may have been originally inspired to lament over environmental loss in her 1970 hit, “Big Yellow Taxi” but by the end of the song she turns away from the paved over wilderness and sees what is missing in her personal life as well. That same recognition hit me hard this week as I watched all three of my kids head off to school.  For the first time in over 11 years, I have a chunk of time between the coming and going of the big yellow school bus that I can devote to me.

Instead of only happiness and freedom, the big yellow school bus has also brought a bit of angst to this week, if you have to know the truth.

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