Finances were tight. Deadlines were tight. Anxiety ran high. Emotions ran high. Schedules were overburdened with commitments, family obligations, dentist appointments, emergency room visits for a burst appendix, premature labor, a broken toe.
A previous engagement. A standing assignation. Last minute tickets to attend a playoff game, the opera premiere, a favorite symphony, a farewell concert.
Homework, science projects, lesson plans, a power point presentation as yet unprepared.
Sulking after an argument about the laundry. Flying high after a love letter or first kiss. A sudden phone call from an old friend.
reading New Yorker on artistic development [10/20/08, Late Bloomers, Malcolm Gladwell]
weather cold cold cold cold cold too soon