Connecting in grace,
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. L.M.Montgomery -Anne of Green Gables
I love fall, y’all!
I enjoy aspects of all the seasons and would not want to live anywhere that I couldn’t have seasonal changes. But, fall is hands down my favorite time of year. Spring is a near second, winter is a distant third and summer is dead last. Summer is actually the one season I could easily skip, other than I do like the slower pace and when I was a teacher, having summers off was pretty cool. And, definitely necessary. Enough said.
I think I came to realize that fall was my favorite time of year when I lived in Florida and it just wasn’t the same. You miss what you don’t have. It made me appreciate it all the more when we moved back North. (But, then I missed the ocean, so there’s that. But, really I’m more of a mountain girl. I digress.)
Here is my list of reasons I love fall:
To me fall says that I am a homebody, a lover of quiet evenings in front of the TV or with a good book. It is a slowing down to enjoy time with family and friends. It speaks to the part of me that loves a pot of homemade soup simmering on the stove. It sparks my creativity and allows some of my best photo shots and writing. If I am being totally honest, it also brings on a bit of melancholy that I have to guard against, but it still gives me some of my best moments in life.
I see fall as both a little bit spicy and practical. It is no-nonsense, but serendipitous all at the same time. It is a warm hug as well as a brusque nod in passing. It is a steadfast heart that loves without condition, but won’t be trampled. It is chaotic and fragile, but stands strong in the storm. It is a little rough around the edges, as well as gloriously beautiful in spirit. Like me.
What about you – what is your favorite time of year?
Falling in Grace,