These serene moments of autumn.....
A ramble about life
No matter where I am , walking in the pastures with the dogs , wandering along the dirt roads of my home or working alone on a building somewhere , In the back of my mind and at the fore-front of my sense's are the influences of these natural surroundings. Tonight near sunset , I look up at the leaves of September turned aloft in a cooling breeeze to show their silvery backsides , I look to the forested treeline of pines , firs , spruce intermixing with hardwoods , maples , beech and alder , and along the shadows beneath them where the high grass feels cool to the touch- September , my favorite .
My life too , in reflection , perhaps is in the "september ' of my time here on earth , maybe now more than ever I wonder about the spiritual journey that we are a part of.... or apart from ! What mysteries we observe in this life , what marvels we experience in this wondrous universe . There are times when serenity itself seems a place that was created just for me and yet , times when the very thing we need the most evades my capture .
Remember , "Lord grant me the serenity to except"............
It is those quiet moments in natures arena that capture my imagination , my entire being , yet only if I let it in ! Yes , I actually find myself walking along completely in tune with whats going on around me . In the distant forests one sound will trigger my inner being and I will stop and listen for a moment , a coyote yipping and calling out to his or her family ? Overhead tonight the turkey vultures ride the high thermals and circle around again and again until they teach thier young the beauty of the warm air currents . Nature knows best about living ....I mean truely living in peace .
My advice to you !........get out there ! Enjoy it ! Pick up a maple leaf and feel it disintegrate in between your fingertips . Watch as the red squirrels hurry about and chatter away as they prepare for winter . Don't just drive by this life at seventy -six miles an hour , slow down , forget about the office , say no to the family , put away your raincoat and grab a sweater . Tuck your hair up under a hat and live .........for once . The television , the lawnmower , the laptop, they will all be there when you get back . Come join me for a walk , take my hand , we won't speak one word , I'll show you serenity ! I know where it is .