Aging: October Is The Fallen Leaf. ~Hal Borland

same meadow--different season

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. 

 Daily Gratitude: Greek Custard Pie – Galactoboureko   Dinner with good friends at a Greek restaurant.

© Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2011.


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3 thoughts on “Aging: October Is The Fallen Leaf. ~Hal Borland

  1. I really love your perspective on Autumn. It is my favorite time of year because it is like a celebration of life, as it explodes in color before dying to allow for a rebirth. Thank you for visiting my blog, I’m glad that you did, so I could find yours. 🙂

  2. 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.
    That line says it perfectly! I concur. 🙂

  3. I really do love the changing of the seasons…when the last leaf falls and winter sets in and all is quite I begin to look forward to the beauty that is just around the corner. Spring!

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