A few reasons…we have had no measurable snow, and it has been warmer than usual (although the past 2 days were more seasonal and a couple of small ponds showed slight signs of beginning to freeze.) Another thing, I’m just about ready which in itself is a miracle, if you know what I mean!
It just seems like each year summer ends and Fall whizzes by. Maybe because we are all so busy in the Fall…and it is such a beautiful time of the year. But winter comes in and things for the most part slow down. As you move along through life that’s not such a bad thing. In the meantime, we have our holidays.
The Christmas season (or whatever holiday you celebrate) reminds us that we are called to be people of hope in the midst of hopeless situations and world affairs. Each observation reminds us that we are more than just pieces on a cosmic game board. That there is something greater than ourselves to keep the hope alive. That we may pass it along and hopefully watch those coming up behind us take the torch and run with it. To work together. To respect one another. An age old longing rekindled at this time of the year, year after year.
Wishing you peace, health, happiness and most of all…love.