Breathe deep the gathering gloom
Watch lights fade from every room
Bedsitter people look back and lament
another Summer's useless energy spent
- Graeme Edge (with a slight modification)And thus another summer comes to an end. Oh. I know it doesn't officially end for a few weeks, but we all know that summer is over Labor Day, especially as a parent. Tomorrow the pool will be drained and the lifeguards gone. I will walk a child to the bus stop for the last time.
To make matters worse, shortly after rising I realized that I was having one of my occasional attacks of vertigo. Just casting a cloud over a day too cloudy by any Labor Day standard. The "cold hearted orb" of the title is supposed to be the moon, not the sun.
But nothing will stop me from my annual Labor Day hot dog. Not this year. My second article for Buffalo Rising was on the history of the hot dog based on the differences between Buffalo and Rochester - my two homes. You can read it here and here.
This year I am going Rochester style.