Autumn is here and with it is the temporary sleep
or death of much of the beauty
around us. As an example, you can
see the immense effort the leaves
on the trees make to die. They fall
in single blazes of glory, a magnificent
swan song of departure.
With this metamorphosis in our
lives each year, we might pause
and reflect upon what we might retire
or transition to better things. Clear it out and make
way for the renewal in spring. Because, yes, spring will
eventually come bearing gifts of hope and fresh beauty
for anyone with a mind’s eye to see it.