|2 Nov 2002 @ 16:02, by Craig Lang|
For those of us in the northern climes, November brings the cool crisp air of late fall. And with it comes the anticipation of on-coming winter, with its short days and long nights. The late fall skies are cloudier and the days grow short. Leaves turn color and fall. This is a month of changes, as we prepare for both the challenges and the beauty of winter.
This thought kept running through my mind this afternoon as I was raking leaves, enjoying one of those clear crisp sunny days of late fall. It was a joy to be outside.
I've noted that most of the big transitions in my life have happened in November. My last big job change was in November. My father in law passed away four years ago this month. My first marriage fell apart in November as well. In the lives of so very many around me, transitions have seemed to occurr in November - disproportionately often.
Yet today was a beautiful day. A clear blue sky, with a gentle wind from the south. While chilly, it was a joy to behold. It felt good to just do some work on a pretty Saturday afternoon.
Yes, November is upon us - bringing change, chill, and transition. And on this clear, crisp day - nearing the end of the year, there is hope that the coming winter will bring us a new year of healing and awakening. There is hope that the danger of war can become the promise of peace. There is hope that the world-imperiling oil-driven energy economy can gradually begin to be replaced by a solar, wind and fuel-cell driven world - a sustainable one which can allow our world to breathe freely. There is hope that the conscious evolution described by Barbara Marx Hubbard is beginning to reach critical mass - and that an overall awakening is coming upon us. There is hope that changes for the better are beginning in ernest now - taking hold as the old year begins the steady transition toward the new year.
And for me, that hope for the future is symbolized by the crystal blue skies and bright sunshine of a beautiful fall day.
3 Nov 2002 @ 00:09 by shawa : Thanks, Craig...
Your words, as always, provide sacred space and deep feelings.
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