Every year it happens.
Fall calls to me.
The yearning so strong I can’t ignore it.
It seeps quickly into my bones.
And it takes hold ever-so-gently
though I hold on tightly as I never want it to fade.
I scurry like a squirrel to take in all its goodness.
Vignettes popping up here and there as I answer the creative call to capture its beauty.
Its dancing light.
Its cozy warmth.
And then a fear enters my mind.
What if when my time comes I die in the fall?
I couldn’t bear it.
To miss this season I hold so dear.
But then I catch myself so as not to lose what is now here.
And yet for a moment I wonder what it would be like.
Fall in heaven.
So utterly breathtaking I imagine.
Beyond what I can even begin to comprehend
magnified beyond what it is here on earth.
And then I hear them
softly calling me back to where I am now
here, in this moment,
as the light changes again moving from afternoon to early evening soon.
But not before I remember the promise
that fall will dance before us for quite a few more weeks.
A reminder to truly enjoy it.
Deeply savor it.
Give grateful thanks for it.
And let its magic continue to unfold and enrapture me.
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