Aging: October Is The Fallen Leaf. ~Hal Borland
October is the fallen leaf, but it also is a time to see the horizon more clearly. The fall reminds one not only of the changes in our surroundings but the changes in self. As I reach the crest of a new decade, I feel a sense of urgency, a push, so to speak, toward goals not yet accomplished, places unseen, lessons not learned.
There is no disappointment, however, in this feeling when one has built a foundation rich with family and friends–this alone gives life meaning, one in which triumphs are shared.
It does not matter if the leaves turn color and die. It’s all about understanding the undiscovered beauty that winter will bring.
So when the leaves fall, let the wind lift them once again on their final journey to Earth.
Greek Custard Pie – Galactoboureko Dinner with good friends at a Greek restaurant.
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