September 22, 2021
Today is the first day of Autumn or Fall, my favourite time of the year because of the sublime beauty it brings. In the Fall, I notice that the sunlight has a different quality. It’s a lot softer, suffused. Last night, the moon was at its brightest. Unlike previous times, it was fully illuminated by the sun.
I see the Fall season as an invitation to soften my gaze, to look more inward than outward, to let things go, to let things fall, to let things die. I will do just that.
I also like Fall because it reminds me of the wonderful paradoxes we experience as human beings in this journey called life. While Fall brings shorter days, darkness, and death, it also brings with it the promise of Spring, of longer and brighter days, new life, an opportunity for renewal …
What does the Fall season evoke in you?
What is our sister Autumn inviting you to let go, let fall, to let die?
I hope you will join me in honouring the first day of Autumn by listening to what it may be calling you to do.