Hello old friends. It has been some time since I have been here. I have to say I have missed it in so many ways yet every time I had good intentions of coming by for a visit, it always seemed like something else pulled me in an opposite direction. But then we all know what they say of good intentions.
When I looked out at this time last year, I thought what I saw was a coming year full of events and excitement. It did evolve into just that yet the events and excitement were not of the manner that I had thought they would be. I will say that there were many lessons to be learned. A time it seemed to realize that there are many perspectives and interpretations to the world around me. I would not be talking truthfully if I was to say that I was not glad that this year is drawing quickly to a close and a new one is about to begin.
Not only has this time brought a wonderful release from the sweltering heat that came our way this summer it has also brought about a calmness and a form of rebirth. Even mother nature seems to be experiencing this effect. Flowers that labored under the heat of summer and held back much of their blooms are now unfolding in vibrant colors and number. It is as if they are trying to make up for the lost time they had stolen from them by father sun.
Over the weekend we received a wonderful drenching of moisture from the sky. It brought with it a revival of growth and blooms. The shorter days as well as the moisture have given cooler days and relaxing moments, something I have missed terribly.
I hope that likewise all of you have been able to experience such a time yourselves. A few moments to gather ones self and prepare for the quietness that the coming months will soon bring. I have no doubt that with it we will have our own surprises, much like this last year brought. Yet I hope that it will give us times to reflect and once again prepare ourselves.
The year draws down to its final days and soon the time of Samhain will be upon us. It is a special time for many. I look forward to all the aspects that it will bring with it. I look forward to putting this year to the past and making way for the new one to come.