Autumn is a cool, refreshing pause after a fiery summer. The sunlight softens, giving us reprieve from intensity.
Autumn offers a whisper of wisdom learned from experience, a deep knowing that comes from maturity.
When the glories of summer begin to fade, one is tempted to believe that the time of beauty has passed. But autumn reminds us of the splendor that comes with later stages in life.
Autumn is a time of harvest, when we enjoy the fruits of our labors, the return on our investments. It can be a season of satisfaction with a job well done, or regret over misspent time and misdirected energy.
Autumn is a time for patience, for delaying gratification. We establish plantings that we know will not bloom until the following spring, the next season of renewal.
Autumn’s haunting sweetness reminds us that there is more to life than what meets the eye. It invites us to delve deep into the mysteries of our own souls.