hello, month of monumental change. hello, edge where we are perched. hello, double-digit birthdays and eighth grade graduations and goodbye dinners (and breakfasts and lunches). hello, bittersweet feels. hello, open highways and rolled-down windows and dusty feet up on the dash and extra large cherry slushies. hello, days filled with the seeing of things. hello, late evening light and the return of the sun. hello, happy strawberry times. hello, land where the lightning bugs come out in june and flicker at dusk. hello, home.