Tuesday, September 04, 2012

det skal nok gå


autumn is closing in on us. the days are visibly shorter. the wind is more blustery. it's cooler. and mornings are crisp. i feel mostly ready for it (tho' i do hope that guy comes with a new furnace soon). it feels like things are winding down, even as they wind up - i'm busier, sabin's busier, husband is busier. life is rushing past at the moment. energy is being channeled in new ways. time is being spent differently than it was. new projects. new friends. much-needed long conversations 'til all hours of the morning with old friends.

but i was accustomed to the lower gear and i feel like things should slow down a bit. and i should hoard my energy a bit better. when things pick up speed, i tend to waste it on things i shouldn't. fall into old patterns, rather than remembering and embracing the new ones. old procrastinations. old ways of focusing (or not, as the case may be).

i have to remember to take a moment to gather acorns. pet the kitten. pick up the child. ride the horse. breathe. and enjoy the autumn. i love spiderwebs in the morning and crisp cool air. raspberries ripening. chutneys bubbling on the stove.

there is time for everything if you just make it.

4 comments:

Catherine said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I just wish it lasted longer! Lovely image!
xo Catherine

Ally said...

Beautiful photo + soothing thoughts. So nice to think of autumn without any connection to politics. Just as a season to relish. Lovely.

Elizabeth said...

The crisp air is just great this time of year. Cool but not cold, just perfect.

Enjoy your new projects.

Veronica Roth said...

Isn't it great? My favorite time of the year. Can't stop taking photos of the acorns and spiderwebs either.