Spring Peace is often about looking forward. Fall’s Peace can be about holding tight and not letting go of the beauty we’ve just experienced. We’re reluctant, maybe not so much to see the heat of Summer go, but the outsideness of it, those days when you can sit comfortably in the shade and enjoy. So when those days linger, we rejoice.
But at the same time it’s great to be back to work. I don’t know about you, but the crisp mornings stir my brain. I have all sorts of projects on the boil — figuring out a little of this and a little of that; moving life forward. I’m up and awake in the morning, working on things.
At the same time, I seem to be taking the time to remember. I’m flooded with thoughts of what used to be. I’m willing to clear out the debris in my life, to let go grudges, to forgive transgressions, as I clear out the debris in the house and finally finish projects that are hanging over my head.
I want to experience every minute of these beautiful days. I want to grab every thought and record it. I want to stop worrying about what happened and start making things better. I want to balance (it’s the equinox!) the pleasure and the work. And I will, because it’s Fall!