“To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”
~ George Santayana
I stumbled upon these words this morning and they struck a strong chord. In the seasons, and in life, there is much deep richness to be found in this autumn season that is easily missed if we aren’t paying attention. Do you agree?
I’m settled in with a heating pad and a quilt in the dark and quiet of this pre-dawn morning after a restless night wrestling with back pain. In the power reclining sofa in the living room I find a position of comfort I struggled to find in my bed. Turns out Gerry was wise in his insistence of the power feature after all.
Even in this there are flashes of delight and gratitude. I love the coziness of my home in the morning when all is dark quiet. I play with words and photographs, pray, sip coffee, think about things, and wonder if the day will go as planned after all. The flexibility of this autumn season comforts me as I know that should I need to adjust my course for this day, I can.