photo by Guido Montanes Castillo (mask available at fineartamerica.com)
Thought for the Week
Who doesn’t love autumn? And by “autumn,” of course, we mean mid-fall when all the leaves on the trees have finally turned to gold and amber and rubies. But what about late fall when the limbs are bare and the skies have turned to steel? Few covet “fallter,” the transition from fall to winter when all the world seems to have died.
But has it? No, it’s simply cloistering, preserving its life and warmth, waiting to burst forth anew in the spring. Now look again at all those empty limbs and moody skies. There’s a story within them, a story of overcoming. There’s a stark beauty in that. And within us, if we nurture it. Not the beauty of seeing, but the beauty of knowing we too can overcome if we look past the bare limbs and steely skies of 2020. There’s more to the story…