Sunday, September 23, 2012

Autumn Equinox Musings

Autumn Equinox has arrived, but I have been feeling fall in the air for weeks already. My herb garden has bloomed itself out, although the sage and thyme have made a strong comeback after languishing in the summer heat.

Already I miss the long, warm, magical evenings that seemed to stretch for hours upon hours before dark actually fell. The leaves on our maple tree are turning color, slowly crisping around the edges. The days are still very warm, but for some time now I've noticed that although the sun feels as hot as ever, the air is no longer heavy with heat, but fresh and chill. 

Now is a time for balance, and I need balance. I've gone from busy days at work all summer to slow and quiet days at home. My spirit prepares to turn inward for the cold season, my legs ache because of the chill nights, my body wants nothing more but to soak up the autumn sun before its gone each day; but I can't doze away my free time, I need to find a balance of rest and work and play. Lend me the balance I seek, autumn equinox...

1 comment:

greekwitch said...

I hope all your wishes come true and that you will enjoy the balance you seek in your life!
Blessed be!