Autumn: Dry, Muted & Stunning
The transitions of Autumn are everywhere now. The change is marked by a shift in which plump, needy and energetic plants give way to dry, pale and unmoving statues of what once was. The conservation of energy is evident. Life has slowed to a crawl. These change in form remind me of something yogi John Friend paraphrased to a classroom that I was part of just a couple of weeks ago. He reminded us that we admire the wrinkles in trees (the bark) and appreciate them for their age. Then we go to the mirror and judge ourselves for the wrinkles we wear on our face. Autumn hosts stark shadowy reminders of simple truths - life is beautiful in every state.