I’m going to share a little old and a little new today. In November of 2014 I wrote:
AUTUMN PLAYS TRICKS WITH TIME
Waking moments are fewer
The sun says “Hurry up” while
The wind pushes us along and
I swear time moves faster by
Taunting my to-do lists and
My goal sheets
Each minute holds the seconds more loosely than the last
And they fall away quickly like the leaves that desert the trees
Then swirl along the ground
Warning of the darkness beckoning as
The year readies to close its eyes and then
In a moment’s blink
A New Year wakes and we begin again.
I remember writing this, yet it seems impossible it was nearly five years ago. I know we are all amazed at how much changes, and what does not, with each passing year. More than once someone has recently shared the quote with me, “The days go slowly and the years go quickly.” Now, here we are again with the holidays coming, as the stores are so anxious to sell, and with it the stresses that should not be heeded and the joys that should not be diminished, yet we do.
Ironically, Autumn feels more to me like starting over than Spring does. Plus there’s Halloween, the most generous of holidays. There’s busy Marcus schedules. There’s the forcing myself to see the colors of Fall that I love so much. And there’s the kind of air in which you can take big, deep breaths.
I’m keeping it short today as part of the Finish The Sentence Friday answering, “What I love about Fall…” Join in with your take on the #Hop, or share with us here. What do you love about fall?
Your poem is fantastic – so much amazing imagery. I especially love this line, which I read several times, in different ways “Each minute holds the seconds more loosely than the last.”
BTW, I, too, mentioned that Fall feels more like a beginning to me. Plus, Halloween. My favorite. I think Fall may be my favorite too, although Summer comes in pretty close.
Yes, I saw your headline I was like, of course she thinks so, too!
Hi Madra, I love Halloween as well. I dress up as a witch every year (since my kids have all been in full day school) and then make appearances in their cafeteria during lunch times that day. It’s hilarious to fully take on a witch persona and talk to the kids about what disgusting things they are eating out of their lunchboxes (sandwiches instead of frog stew, for example).
That’s great fun! I love it.