I Feel It In the Air

Posted in Reflections on 09/13/2010 by Jess

The coming of Fall always excites me.  Autumn is without a doubt my absolute favorite season.  If there was some way for me to live in an eternal Fall, that’s where I would be.  The wind, the changing leaves, the warm amber glow that the sun casts on everything in the afternoon, all exude an aura of nostalgia.

I’ve often wondered why I feel such a connection with Fall.  Perhaps its that I’m a Fall baby (remember remember the 5th of November!).  I’d like to think that while still in my mother’s womb, that it was this time of year that the soul within me first began to stir, began to feel alive.  Perhaps that is why I long so for the first breath of mellow Autumn air as the sultry summer begins to fade.

While it is true that so much of Fall is about winding down and approaching an end, there is life in it still.  Fall brings back so many memories of lazy afternoons spent reading or watching football with all the windows open, hamburgers on the grill, a soft autumn breeze drifting in.  The hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins and children come alive with hope and excitement.

To me Fall is simply about being.  It speaks of comfort and connection.  It is a season ripe with completion and reflection.

“Yellow, mellow, ripened days,
Sheltered in a golden coating;
O’er the dreamy, listless haze,
White and dainty cloudlets floating;
Winking at the blushing trees,
And the sombre, furrowed fallow;
Smiling at the airy ease,
Of the southward flying swallow
Sweet and smiling are thy ways,
Beauteous, golden Autumn days.”

Will Carleton
Autumn Days

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Fresh Start

Posted in Blog on 09/13/2010 by Jess

So, lately I’ve been feeling that I need some sort of creative outlet.  I’ve had the itch to write a lot lately, so I’ve decided that the blog’s the thing…for now at least.  We’ll see.