Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.
Emily Jane Brontë
Gosh darnit I love fall. I love the cozy sweaters, the foggy weather, the pumpkin spice lattes, the candles and their warm scents, the way the air crisps up and the breeze makes you bundle. And as Ms. Brontë so elegantly puts it, there is even something about the dreariness that is actually rather lovely. I just love it all. Fall is such a special time. I have always identified with it as being a time for new beginning, as summer ends and a wealth of difference is born. The different foods, changing weather, shadows shifting, cozier fashions, new school calendars… everything and everyone is making an important transition…and I just love it. But in the midst of it all, I always have to remember to make time to take extra care…. more rest, more self-awareness, as we all witness the changing elements within ourselves and throughout the nature that surrounds us. It is at these transitions we are susceptible to sickness and imbalances. So just take a little time to pause… to rest and enjoy all that is happening! There is so much to enjoy indeed.
How do you enjoy the Fall?