Walking to the garage after work yesterday, this November child revelled in the colors.
Just as in the spring when only for a little while does the green shine in new-ness, the orange hues of the maple cried out in a blaze of glory. The wet ground and soaked sidewalks, the gray skies and dreary day in general were the perfect backdrop to illuminate the radiance.
I loved it. For a moment I felt I could be in New England or even in England; I could be in any time period. Truly, it felt timeless. Yet the very nature of the colors speak to the inevitability of time passing, the certainty of change.
This moment, though, I inhale, taking it all in, and exhale, letting it all go, hoping that in doing so I not only let go of that which I love and want to cling to but also release that which does not bring me joy and weighs on my heart and mind. Yes, we can be attached to the negative, too.
As certain as change is, I’m reminded that I will see these colors again. The exact pattern of the fallen leaves may change. The trees I gaze upon may be different, but the autumn will return. Such is life.