Sunday, August 28, 2016

TToT: Change of Seasons


I made a pot of homemade applesauce today.  The air was redolent with the scent of apples and cinnamon, immediately ushering fall into the kitchen.  I was filled with anticipation.  I love the feeling of anticipation--the sense of wonder.  The feeling of untold potential.  The excitement of being on the cusp of something new.
Earlier in the week I was sitting at the desk in the sunroom writing.  All at once the light outdoors changed.  Wind started churning as a front blew in.  Huge drops of rain began to fall, pulling bright yellow leaves from the trees.  The leaves caught in the swirling air making it look as though a ticker-tape parade had begun outside the window.  Where had those golden leaves been hiding on trees still dressed in summer green?
Change sneaks up on me these days.  Time passes more quickly than it seems it has any right to.  2016 is growing old just as I have become comfortable thinking it is time for  a year that far removed from 2000 to arrive.  But I won't think in terms of 2016.  When I think in terms of passing years I feel old. I feel anxiety about time gone by and the limits on time yet to be.  Instead I will think of the change of seasons, each bringing its colors, smells, foods and traditions.  Each a reminder of all I love in life with fall being perhaps my favorite season of all.





10 comments:

  1. Isn't this true, May? When we stay in the present, especially the delicious gift of the changing of seasons, we move with them in that dance...each of us anticipating our favorite season - or what gifts to enjoy with each one. And I'm with you on an autumnal love - enjoy and savor each waft of apples and cinnamon, the burrowing in to cozy spots and the wind loosening the leaves.

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  2. Autumnal love...that sounds poetic. Fits my feelings well.

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  3. This makes me excited for fall, too. It is my favorite, too. Can't wait for the first real rain! :-)

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    1. It has been getting more crisp and fall-like in Kansas. We came to Oklahoma to see our daughter and discovered where summer went to! Way too hot still.

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  4. yeah, what the hell is the deal with the passage of time speeding up?!! talk about having it all backwards!
    (enjoyed the post, the colors and the feeling of the change of season, very real)

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    1. The time thing is rather frightening if I let myself dwell on it...so I don't!

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  5. Fall just might be my favorite season, too. The temps cool down and fall seems to be made of a cocoon of home and family.

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    1. Yes! Absolute perfection as seasons go.

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Penny for your thoughts.