My favorite season is Autumn, where the natural world sheds what is no longer needed, and prepared to be blanketed in the soft comforter of snow.” ~Sonja P.now
It is now officially Fall, and it is very difficult to describe how uplifting the change in season is. I’ve been excited for my cozy sweaters, warm tea, and beautiful weather that arrives with my favorite season, Autumn.
Before I really get into my post for today, I’d like to apologize for some of the more so, sad elements of my writings lately. I’d like to inform you that the majority of what I write is not what is currently written for the coming day, rather I find works done previously, and mix and mingle with current writings. I also normally post and schedule for the post to be published a couple weeks in advance, so it is pretty safe to say, whatever I post is no longer ‘current’, or only have licks of life from a now dying memory.
Ahh, it’s finally Fall! I am so ecstatic of this time of year! Though I do admit I am not a huge celebrator of Halloween, I still love the mood Autumn in itself brings, being it a sense of mystery, change, and evolution. As I wrote in the opening topic, I find that Autumn, for at least for me, is as if the entire world is sighing and getting ready to fall asleep and to reset in preparation for a new year. So with this in mind, I find that in turn, it only seems natural to feel the shift in our own lives as well and not just in the change of the seasons.
Autumn, for me, is about change, shedding the old and preparing for the new. And this theme can be seen in a variety of things in life. With the falling coloured leaves and the sometimes aggressive honks of our national bird, here in Canada, you can tell that here in the natural world, all the animals and wildlife are getting ready and preparing for the coming winter.
So, “Season of Change” you may be wondering, “that’s nice, but how is that really relevant?” Well, it is and it isn’t. You see, you dictate your own life, and most people seem to just trudge on in their own lives and fail to see the beauty and opportunities that nature or life in general, has in store for them. These would be the people that would see that this post would not be relevant, still, the people that would find this topic interesting would have a different take. I suppose this could be as the glass half empty, half full kind of thing, but I personally don’t like thinking that one person is always as pessimist and another person is always an optimist, realist etc. We all are a little of each. What I’m trying to get at is, like the change of the seasons, we as humans are in constant change and we always are. You see, people, as creatures of habit normally identify a person, place or a thing as well it’s intuitive counterpart. For example, most people consider an electric guitar as punk rock, exciting, loud and full of spontaneity. That’s its counterpart, its label, you may call. Like seasons, we identify, Winter as cold, and sometimes even bitter, and Summer as happy, and free, however, these are only one (or multiple depending on the persons) definitions that we attach to certain elements of common life. However, as people, are not either one or the other. Most of the time we are everything in between, and even neither one nor the other. We are people, complex individuals that are not one thing or another. And though it can appear to the outside world that you fit a certain category, or label, as humans we are in constant change. Constant evolution, from where we are now, where we were in the past and where we will end up. You see, as humans we constantly in Autumn, we are in constant change, we are in constant movement. Like Newton’s first Law an object in motion stays in motion. There is no slowing down, there is no turning back the clock, we move and only move forward, and like time, and the natural life we exist in, we will always move forward, no matter how much we want to turn around and have a do over. We can’t turn back the time, we can’t and we shouldn’t want to live in the past, we should live for the future, and live in the present, because no one person ever moved forward by living in the past, and no one person ever moved forward when they didn’t live in the ever constant change of their own personal autumn, and move along with the seasons of change.
Sonja P. (a.k.a. Copper D.W.)