Monday, August 30, 2010

Soul Sharing

I've been thinking, lately, about fall and why I seem to love it so much.

For someone who shivers her way through the colder half of the year, it would seem unfitting that I adore autumn. But I do. And more specifically, I adore the pivotal moment where late summer melds into fall.

So, while driving down the road the other day {windows still down, warm breeze kissing my cheek} I noticed the first few golden leaves along the roadside and it hit me. I love this time of year because it feels like a big, deep, relaxing sigh. On one side of the road was summer; all twisted vines, thriving weeds, hot and sticky and fighting for space. On the other side of the road was fall; spacious branches, babbling streams, open skies and leaves that had finally finished their duty and were able to just let go.

I have always loved this time of year. There is something that feels right about it for me. Everything feels like less of a fight. Traffic slows down a bit. Hair and makeup are much easier to maintain. Fewer schedule demands. More time at home. And, for some reason, I feel more creative and introspective. Don't get me wrong, my cold blooded body loves the heat of summer. But my heart and my soul will always feel at home in the fall.

*photo from Dress, Design, Decor


Maggie May said...

i love it to. it's magical.

AB HOME Interiors said...

I agree. I am the same way. I love fall. I love September through December. It is magical, fantastical, and everyone is festive and happy. It is also beautiful to see the leaves change with the seasons.

Michelle said...

Amen sister, I could not have said it better, if I tried a million times. A huge sigh of relief, sooooo satisfying a sigh.

shari @ little blue deer said...

I adore fall! Oh, I love your About Me quote, never noticed it before! You're my kind of girl! XX1

Dawn said... sentiments exactly! You have a way of putting that fall-feeling into words!!
(Sigh)....It feels wonderful:)

Elise said...

The description of it being like a big, deep, relaxing sigh when the season starts to change is so, so right. It's exactly what it is.

I like all the seasons, but it's just a shame winter has to last for so long. I can't even imagine living through one of your winters.

Sarah Klassen said...

What a beautiful post about Fall... there's nothing like it. I adore the smell and the feel of layers upon layers, yet a breeze, just as you mentioned, on the skin. The air feels fresh again and renewed. Did I mention the pumpkin pie? Don't even get me started *wink*

I hope you had a lovely weekend -- whether it was spent be creative or just enjoying some relaxing time at home :)


Jen said...

Oh I feel the same way about colder weather!! Just wish summer would last a few months longer ;-)