I have never been a lover of the hot days and I hope John Donne was right when he said it will always be autumn in heaven.
Elizabeth Goudge in
The Joy of the Snow
I hope it's true.
Autumn is beautiful but the season makes me sad. My son, my father, my grandfather and my mother-in-law all died in September and October. And when I see all the beautiful trees and flowers withering up and fading away, it's only a constant reminder that winter is right around the corner and I absolutely dread winter. It's a way-too-long, miserable season here in northeast Illinois. I need to move to California. ;-)
Mr. Donne! I've never heard this.
I have discovered this month that autumn is easier to love in drier climates. When I arrived home from the high and dry country I felt the damp cold in my bones right away. I guess autumn is like winter, in that having the right clothes helps -- and plenty of hot tea, and brisk walks, too, I'm sure.
A lovely quote, but when I picture heaven, I think of spring: flowers blooming, gardens growing, birds chirping, sun warming, blossoms scenting...all signs of new life, and an eternal one!In any case, I believe it's a good idea to appreciate each season; after all, the Lord gave us four different ones, each providing us with so much beauty and hope, in its own way.Happy weekend, my fall-loving friend!Poppy xo