Thursday, October 23, 2014


It's here.

First, there were small indicatons.

But now, it's hard to miss.

Even from a distance.

Even if you don't look right at it.

I love Autumn, I do.

I wish it would go on and on and on.

Because as much as I try to be in the moment,
every now and then - 
like today, when I was sweeping rain out of the barn
and suddenly thought, "soon this will be snow"...

every now and then - 
like yesterday, stacking stovewood,
when I suddenly thought of the armloads
I'll soon be carrying in, after chores, day after frigid day...

well, every now and then, for just a moment,
I think of the coming Winter
with something less than a joyful heart.

I know it's coming,
and I hope I will love it.

But I know I love Autumn.