It is a strange irony that, as the leaves prepare to fall from their branches and crumble to dust, the world seems to come alive. Gone, finally, is the lethargy of long hot days.
We are moved by autumn’s enchantments.
The cool air takes on a particular scent unique to the fall. It is both hearty and sweet, a mix of pine, apples, leaves trampled underfoot and the lingering fragrance of summer flowers.
Our spirits stir with the shift of the season. We are moved by a feeling of excitment and a sense of foreboding. Now is the time when our creativity reemerges from the its long summer slumber when frivolity and amusement seemed to overtake and suppress our artistic urges.
Now is the time to feel comfortably conflicted. We cling onto life in the face of impending death. As we are overwhelmed by the magestic beauty of orange and crimson leaves, we are cognizant of what is yet to come. As winter closes in upon us, we look to the heavens and we are gifted with a shot of the sun’s glorious rays filtering through golden leaves and capturing fall’s ineffable beauty.
And, as we journey onward, we beseech our muses for inspiration so that we may find peace in creating during those long, dark days of winter.