Saturday, October 1, 2016

October



Always my new year. Always a beginning. Always an answer to an unspoken question. 

When I stray too far from the ways that keep me centered and whole--thinking, listening, sitting quiet and still--October reminds me. 

In my kitchen I watch a ray of sunlight shift to copper at day's end. Apples on the counter wait to be peeled and sliced. Ginger simmers on the stove, its steam curling a golden trail through the room. Outside a cardinal calls to her mate from the oxblood leaves of the ninebark tree. What she sings to him I can never know, but her song keeps time with the beat of my own heart. 

9 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful it made me shiver.

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    1. Thanks so much, my friend. I've been terrible at keeping up with blogging this year, so I truly appreciate your visit and your kind words. xo

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  2. Such beautiful words to remind us all of the gifts of Fall. Such a lovely apple image.

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    1. Thanks so much, Cheryl! This is my absolute favorite time of year.

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  3. Such beautiful thoughts Gigi. It is interesting how October reminds us to 'be still.' Summer seems such a flurry of crazy activity. I welcome the calm, the quiet.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I'm with you about the calm and quiet of autumn. Even though life seems just as busy, I find it easier to pause and breathe once fall arrives.

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  4. What a perfect moment captured.

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