It’s that time of year….
photo credit-Life’s Daily Treasures
This winding down,
this descent into
shorter days and longer nights,
this preparation for an autumn austerity,
reminds me of my ongoing emptying,
once so full of fruit and seed,
now clinging to what is left me-
the joys, the tears,
the eyes of my brimming heart.
It is time to turn the clocks back 1 hour.
And that means a change, a change in the light, not only dark so soon in the evening, but brighter in the morning. Maybe this is a looked forward to change, or maybe not.
I find the light of the setting sun the most beautiful light of the year.
More changes of this season-the beautiful colors of fall will too soon be fading to the dull grey, chill of winter, the too soon ending of gardening chores as the day shortens, the too soon lengthening of the night that bring stillness…
The coming of the holidays-Thanksgiving and Christmas, with all of their special activities-will soon fill these short days and long nights.
Are you looking forward to the busyness of the holiday season, or to the quietness of the stillness of winter coming?
Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and He shall strengthen thine heart.