Writing is an unfolding of what’s going on inside me as I talk to myself on a pad of paper or a computer, a version of talk therapy that requires neither appointment nor a fee. Parker J. Palmer, On the Brink of Everything Dark comes early now. The landscapers have taken away a good
It’s dark now and I am very tired. I love you, always. Time is nothing. Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife We turn the clocks back and mayhem quietly ensues. The dog wants dinner in the early afternoon, I put up three non-traditional lighted birch trees because it’s going to be dark for months now,
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets I wrestle, again, with my sleep pattern, waking up—wide awake—at an hour when it’s too early even for me to begin the day. I pray, read a bit, ponder the
Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale. Lauren DeStefano, Wither Feeling kind of quiet this morning. Trust you understand . . .
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 I chop Swiss chard, picked from the garden an hour ago. And tomatoes, assorted heirlooms that have been ripening on the countertop in the laundry room for weeks—sorted through every few days, the ripe ones chopped and used in
Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. Jim Bishop It is the most beautiful autumn. Clear blue skies and sunshine during the day, give way to late afternoon sunsets with magical golden light. The air is still and warm during the day; autumn winds haven’t stripped the trees of their
Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile. William Cullen Bryant October winds down, and change taps at the door. I think about trying a new thing—which really isn’t a new thing as much as it is an old thing wearing a different outfit. I consider switching up routines. I contemplate throwing intention up in the air and