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Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I try to remember to focus on the Technicolor feast that is artfully displayed by Mother Nature for my conspicuous consumption and to my heartfelt delight.
I push the thoughts of the impending cold, darkness, and snow out of my mind and revel in the spirit of the season, its colors, the changing leaves, and sweaters, the joy of needing one. Enjoy!
I couldn’t take it anymore, I needed a break. I just couldn’t solve one more problem, listen to one more argument between my sons, or do one more load of laundry. I got a chance to go away for a few days, by myself, and I was packed and in the car in 40 minutes. Not rushing exactly, but there was a hustle in my step. This was no time to dawdle.
Getting away allowed me to hear my inner voice, listen to silence, (which of course is never really silent, but you get my drift), and chill out. I just sat, with no guilt, no plan, no direction and I felt myself exhale as the breeze washed over my face.
I got a chance to sit on the beach, ride a bike, read 3 books cover to cover, eat, laugh, walk, write, take pictures, see a movie, talk with friends, watch the water, swim, and rest. It was wonderful and just what I needed to get myself back on the creative track.