I know! I know! I have way too much time on my hands. Lots of spots too; and wow, if you could see the veins on the back of my hands. In a pinch, nurses love those veiny crossroads for drawing blood or starting IV’s despite the fact my hands are the only spot on my entire body that has no fat! Ouch!
Right; too much time! Back to fall in all her glory.
Fall has been my favorite time of year for as long as I can remember, which pretty much covers most of my adult life. Anything before the age of consent is spotty. Don’t get me wrong, spring has a lot going for it, what with all the new life, the bunnies at Easter, all the hope. Gotta have hope. And summer; she’s downright sassy flaunting all that sunshine day in and day out. Hard to turn your back on that, although don’t forget the sunscreen if you do. But after all these years, I think I now know autumn’s attraction.
I’ve known all along the autumn of my life would arrive one day, too. I was just too busy with living to let it get in the way of the moment. I had no idea all those moments would add up to so much beauty. It may be all about the journey, but this destination is something to behold.
How full of light and color my life is now after all these years. My life is all red with love, full of fun the color of orange. I finally know the stability of earthy brown and the optimism that comes with all those golden yellows.
I know without the shelter of my youth that my days are truly numbered, that I’ve been blessed with more days than some. And so it is I relish each glorious day, each golden moment in a way I never understand in my youth.
I relish the living and the loving surrounded by the beauty of a rich, vibrant life, reminded day in and day out in the colors of fall that it takes years to see the luster of light on a crisp fall day that glows with the knowledge that time is finite, people precious. To that end, I strive to celebrate and cherish each day, each life that's part of my life with all the glorious colors I've been blessed to see with my eyes and feel with my heart.