My daughter is going to college in January. I asked her to come to my house and get the stuff out of her room. She hadn’t really stayed over much since I moved back in about two and a half years ago, but there were some clothes and a few knickknacks in her room. There were also posters on the wall that needed to come down as I convert this into a guest room.
My sense of whistfulness is not about an 18-year-old taking down the Star Wars posters. It is more about the 8-year-old who moved in ten years ago with her Hannah Montana poster.