Thursday 19 February 2015
What is about the golden tones of autumn that fascinate us so much though we know that once those beautiful ochre, red, violets, purple and rich indian reds dissipate we will face the white blanket of snow (at least in Canada)?
When I think about Autumn, I’m marveled not only by the colours of nature but also the constant change of tones because of the reflection of light. It all happens faster than in the Summer; but if you pay attention you can grasp the richness of the shapes, shadows and intensity provoked by the angles of light. Autumn makes me think of warmth, of change about to happen; it reminds me of the cycles of life- the always constant change that helps us to become better if we choose to. It reminds me that even when winter is close, there will be a spring, new life, new projects, new ideas. It reminds me that, I also, need to learn to let go of what I think has been amazing in the Summer of my life, in order to see something else grow.
Of course, it also makes me think of the fun I have playing with my children, tossing leaves and diving into piles of leaves just for fun… not everything is so pensive and deep in our lives… this too is part of accepting the seasons of life…
As you embrace the end of winter today, remember that just like Autumn, this season is only that, a season. May you enjoy and make the most of the ones to come…