Fall seemed to come and go more quickly this year. First snow was on the 10th of October. Earlier than the last several years. This week however, we are back to temps in the mid 60’s. Life would be so dull if all of our days the weather was the same. Mother Earth knows are need for renewal and change, so gives us the seasons, the clouds, the storms, winds and rains. And clear blue skies so bright and beautiful, our senses are filled to the brim.
September was a month of activity and change in my life. All by my own hand and will. It seemed a blur as if the days were smeared together and then spread out before me. October has brought quieter days, room for catching up and hours of alone time. Thank you October for restoring my energy for life’s pursuits.
A new puppy joined my little pack. Where there were two, there is now three. Sweet baby girl is mixing things up for Finn and I, and we love it. Even when in a moment, we aren’t loving it, we are really, loving her. Dogs, nature and creativity make up my world. I tell myself my life is full of only those things I want, but I know this is not the truth. The dogs give me purpose, a reason, the why, companionship and love. They get me out of the house and social. They make me laugh, and smile so big, my cheeks ache. They watch over me, here to protect, soothe the hurt places, and look deep into my soul to know me better than any human could.
October will be over and November and December will come and go and a whole new year will begin before we know it. This time of year seems to always fly by so fast. Why is it that as we age, up into the middle of our lives, time feels to move so much faster than when we were young? I’m left wondering how much living I have left to do. How many falls and winters I’ll see, how many Septembers, Octobers. How many years to see white capped mountain tops. How many footsteps I’ll take on the trails. How many time I will stand in the glory of nature church, close my eyes, take a deep breath, and exhale gratitude for the life I have.
Enjoy the days ahead. Peace.