25 October 2015

Fall love

Today is a perfect fall day.  I am sitting out on my back porch looking out to treetops that are 100 shades of orange and red.  There is a slight crisp to the air and somewhere around me there is a fire happening and that scent is dancing around.  The sun is shining and the sky is blue. It is the perfect fall day.  My heart feels like it's smiling! I am so very thankful to live in a world where there are Octobers! 

I think it's true - that autumn is the year's last. loveliest smile.  Where even though leaves are changing and falling and the days are getting shorter, we are reminded of all the beauty around us.  We can enjoy the sun on our skin still without overheating.  We can nest into our home with those that we love knowing that soon the holidays and winter will be upon us.  That after a summer of sunshine and parties, we enter a season where comfort surrounds us.  Today would have been the perfect day for an adventure.  The perfect day to visit a cider mill or go for a nice long drive through the county.  It's a wonderful, happy day.  

Someone did say to me once how it's only in fall that we accept the death of things as a beautiful thing.  We look to the leaves changing around us and rather than be sad to think of the trees losing their foliage, we admire the beauty in it knowing that as with most things in life, there is a circle of birth and passing.  Every day we have the opportunity to look at life with awe or with dread.  Though I have weathered many a storm in my 38 years here on earth, I am so very thankful to be able to appreciate the beauty in these moments.  To know that even when we lost something or someone, we have the opportunity to rejoice in the happy moments.  That their passing doesn't have to be something that breaks us but rather that lifts us up and reminds us of how precious our days are. Moments that remind us to always say what we feel and when we connect to someone don't let that go.  Love as much as we can and keep our hearts open to finding friendship and companionship where possible. Days like this are numbered - we need to take those moments to remember that there is beauty around us always.    

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