Friday, September 16, 2011
Inwards and downwards.
Incredible sunset last night!
Fall blew in yesterday in no uncertain terms. The temperatures dropped sharply - it's actually chilly this morning. I always honor and appreciate the change of season - no matter what season is unfolding.
There are seasons, however, and then there are seasons. I love fall. I love everything about it in terms of the cooler weather, leaf color and clean air. I love the foods of fall - hearty stews and soups are the best possible things for my finicky stomach. I even love the emotions - melancholy and a sense of reverence and awe, emotional states that replace the cheerful inspirations of summertime.
Even the sky has been showing off fall colors, both the fiery colors of last night's sunset and today's icy ring around the sun. The sun (below) looks like a giant eyeball, doesn't it? Slightly creepy!
The shift in season is a visceral reminder of the turning wheel of the year, of the passing of time. I'm a little off balance today, which isn't unusual at this time of year.
Even so, I'm wearing long pants and a flannel shirt, socks. I am smiling. Happy autumn or happy spring, depending on where you are. Shalom.