Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Oh the Blusterly Cold Days of October

It is hard for me to believe that this month is close to over.  Ten more days are left in October.  In some ways it feels like it has been going on forever and in others it feels like it has only begun.  I had always thought that Spring was the time of year when I evolved most.  Maybe that was because of the rebirth of Spring and the feeling that all is awakening.  Yet now I feel that Autumn is my time.  Turning inward to reflect, preparing for the winter ahead.  The dark times that are close at hand. 
The sun did not come out today.  It was a cold wet day.  The wind blew as it does often in Oklahoma yet at this time of year it is a bit different.  I spent much time watching the multi-colored leaves fall from the trees and blow across the yard.  The cats themselves were somewhat restless and begged me to let them into the garage early so that they would not have to stay out in the wetness.  I did give them what they wanted yet I myself somewhat enjoyed the drearyness of it all.  A hot cup of tea and a couple rice krispie treats was all I needed. 
The quietness of this time has brought much clarity to me as of late.  It is true to hear that small voice sometimes you need to be still and keep your mouth shut..... and just listen. 

6 comments:

Dede said...

wouldn't it have been wonderful to have learned this lesson many years ago? I am trying to teach this to my daughter, just be quiet.

Rue said...

I enjoyed my rainy, dreary day too. Nothing like a cup of tea, a nap, and a new book...with kittens snoozing beside you!

Jupiter Greenmoone said...

You are making me yearn for my home state! I miss the way it is in the Fall, it's a bit more harsh here. But I too have really connected with the Fall this year, and with myself.

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

Sometimes those rainy days where we sit and think turn out to be the best ones of all. How beautifully you wrote about your experience.
The picture you used for this post is so incredible. It drew me in immediately and served as a beautiful backdrop for your words.

girlichef said...

Autumn is definitely my time,t oo....

Bridgett said...

I could absolutely live in perpetual autumn...

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