Monday, September 7, 2009
We've had a huge shift in the weather in the past few days. Our golden summer has blown away and the gray rainclouds have moved in. Yesterday I woke to the sound of steady rain and although the gardens need it, I'm not quite ready. I still want to wear my flip flops and do some weeding in the garden. Yes, there's the allure of new activities, turning leaves and cozy dinners with friends. But it takes time to make that shift and I'm lagging behind the weather.
I know I'm not the only one who feels melancholy at summer's end. Yet it's combined with excitement about new undertakings as well. These seasonal changes are complicated times and I believe they take a toll on us both physically and emotionally. So the thing to do is to create some space, to nurture myself and those around me, to go easy and allow the feelings to arise, recognizing that this is a time of change.
Today we'll have an easy day. We'll take the dogs down to the beach for a long walk, pick some plums from the tree, lay a fire in the fireplace and prepare a roast chicken for our dinner guests. Tomorrow maybe I'll feel ready to start the fall rush.
Blessings of the changing seasons to you.