Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
– John Muir
Ahhh, autumn, this week Jamie Ridler asks “What do you wish for Fall? (I took the liberty to change my title to “Autumn” because I love the look of the word and taste and form of it in my mouth when I say it…)
Autumn has always been one of my favorite seasons–I have a hard time picking between spring and fall–when it’s spring, it’s my favorite and when it’s autumn, well, you know… Autumn is like a fresh start in a lot of ways, and it probably is residue from childhood school days when you got new clothes, new books, new teachers, and new school year to learn in–like spring or the new year.
This year has been a year of major changes in my life, physically, my body is changing as it reduces in size and gaining energy and ease of movement (see “before and during” pictures in my previous post), and emotionally I’m changing as I work through the thoughts and memories that have kept me in a cocoon for so long…
For this autumn, I wish…
– for beautiful weather so that I can spend time outside walking in the fallen leaves and working in my garden (getting it ready for winter/spring)
– for continued love, support and guidance as I continue my changing life
– cozy nights cuddled up with my pets reading
– enjoyment, wonder, and awe as nature changes and gets ready for winter–geese flying and honking, the beauty of the landscape as the leaves change color, the sound of footsteps through the leaves, fresh and crisp air to breathe…
There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre in the sky, which, through the summer, is not heard or seen. – Percy Byshe Shelly