“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
– Matthew Broderick, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
“I’ve got to go,” he said.
“I know,” I replied. With that I punched my cousin, Lloyd in the arm. He groaned in mock agony and then returned the blow. Every summer my cousins from British Columbia would come to the farm for a weeklong visit. Weeks prior – in anticipation of their arrival – I began planning our adventures. There would be games and joke-telling, swimming and picnics at the lake and for Lloyd and me, long evening walks and great conversations. As the date of the arrival grew closer, my excitement began to mount. My aunt and uncle would typically leave...
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