This week, I read a piece by Hank Stuever in the Washington Post about how it's never too soon to regret the passing of summer. I refer to it in my "From the Home Front" column in today's Home & Style section.
Why wait until the last week of August to regret not renting that beach house? Or not having hair long enough to wear in a cute little ponytail?, he asks.
The regrets could have started Memorial Day.
Stuever is having a little fun with us, of course. But it does make you think: "What do I really want to do this summer -- before it slips away?"