Thursday, October 28, 2010

An old soul

I find it such an interesting does a change in the seasons especially the shift from summer to winter invoke such a strong sense of communion with the rhythms of the natural world? I have essentially been raised a city girl, with exception to a small amount of time spent in the country during my childhood....why would I feel such an urgency regarding getting ready for the winter times ahead? It's not like I have to put food away to survive the winter. I do what I can as far as preserving the small harvest we are lucky enough to reap on our tiny city lot. Yet I feel a pull that I can't quite put my finger on. I want to enjoy the times of hearing the wind blow the leaves and watch the geese begin their annual trip to more sounthern climates. It feels special to be able to do those things.....if I close my eyes I could be living 100 years ago and the same things would be happening right now.


  1. I was thinking just this this evening as I looked out the window above my sink; the sky was a dark swirling mess, bare branches swaying, twilight descending on the washed out colours of the woods. And I thought: I LOVE this time of year. I met my husband in November, so associate this time of year with that wonderful event. Also love the settling in, the laying of fires in the woodstove, the knitting of cozy things...and can imagine that this time, though harsh weather-wise, was a time of comparative rest for pioneer women...shorter days, so shorter WORK days...knitting and mending, enjoying the fruits of their labour...
    Gosh, this was a long comment! Loved your post!

  2. We really aren't so different from our heart!
    xo maureen

  3. I came across your blog and this post and I can't help but comment. Every year when the air turns cool,I think everyone gets this strange feeling, like you are the only person on the planet, yet you are connected to everyone that has ever lived before you. It's strange. I feel like almost everyone has this feeling but they don't know how to express it. You did a wonderful job.