The Moods of Twilight

Dear Reader:

Today Twilight is my favorite time of day. There is nothing more serene than watching a sunset and listening to nature preparing to end another day with the animals and birds final sing-off of the day.

If I am fortunate to be at the beach and watching the ocean -well… life doesn’t get much better. But that hasn’t always been the case.

As a child at camp twilight was the worst time of day for the homesickness to creep in. Eva Cate just got home from St. Christopher and called me! She had a great time and loved the camp but confessed she had two bouts of homesickness in the late afternoon -twilight.

I told her she got my Boo Boo’s genes. I shared this story with her. After mother died and I was going through her desk… she had saved a letter from me from camp-I was about Eva Cate’s age and I wrote:

Dear Mom, I miss you so much and even miss my brothers a little. When the the sun goes down and the crickets start a’ cricketing I start a’ crying. ( there were ink blotches in the paragraph where my tears soaked the paper)

Eva Cate started laughing-she really did enjoy camp and especially loved learning to kayak and sail.

Now and then I catch a glimpse of Ben …and if caught off guard a pensive look resembling homesickness is spread over his face.

It is never home alone we miss-it is the sense of security and acceptance by those who have loved us we miss.

So until tomorrow…

” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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1 Response to The Moods of Twilight

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Eva Cate is growing up…so pretty. Praying for Ben.

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