A True Seldon Crisis
bittersweet - adj. - pleasant but tinged with sadness
The Daughter headed off to college today.
I won't see her again until Thanksgiving.
I'm sure the full gravitas of this won't hit me for a few days.
For those not "in the know", a Seldon Crisis is a term from Asimov's Foundation series. Loosely speaking, it signifies a pre-determined pivotal crisis point where only one possible, inevitable course of action exists. Since I will most likely only contribute to this blog when such crisis points occur, its usage as a blog name seemed quite apropos.