Wednesday, August 01, 2007
As the days begin to grow shorter, it is the time of the year when the locusts perform their rhythmic serenade every night at dust. The sunsets are warm and glowing with hues of deep yellow and fiery orange, and the lightning bugs entertain us with a slow minutia around the flower borders of the garden.
A new season is right around the corner. You can sense it presences drawing nearer as the leaves on the trees, once bright green and new, are giving way to deeper tones of olive with hints of golden highlights.
Fall is my favorite time of year with cool breezes, a slight chill to the mornings, the harvesting of crops, rich colors, and beautiful autumn skies.
And in these last days of summer, I am left with feelings of longing from my quiet moments of thoughtful reflection.
Of course these are valuable minutes which are stolen from the time when I should be tending to a nagging list of to-do's. But I can not help... but to slowly sink into my favorite chair in the living room during the twilight of the day and watch the sunset dance across the floor.
2007 has been an incredible year, with so many wonderful memories and more to come. The people I have met, the friendships made... renewed, the experience and opportunities I've had, the remembering of smiles, laughter, and words... oh....yes..the meaningful, sincere, heartfelt words exchanged,......all of this has been unbelievable!
Such priceless gems that I am so utterly grateful for and humbled by. To each of these precious pearls of love and friendship and connection, I hold tight... carrying every one so close to my heart that I think it might burst.
But I would be remise if I did not admit that there is so much more I want to share and do.
I am excited by the possibilities of new workshops to offer for the coming year, the completing of 52 weeks of fiber journaling artwork, and the overflowing creative ideas for more art and poetry, maybe even a few other surprises.... just maybe.
I continue to dream and hope that all of this is making a difference,... is helping me find the path that I should travel.
I, too, like the last days of summer... feel the presence of a new season for my life, enveloping me, taking hold, beckoning to me to have faith and believe, asking me to throw my arms wide open and embrace these changes,...
reminding me that these past weeks and months were only a beginning....