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Sensing November

November. Stick season in the northern hemisphere. The big reveal as the trees grudgingly go to sleep for winter. The weather begins to sort itself out, and we come to terms with what it brings us. For there’s no denying the seasons now. As with everything in life, we reconcile ourselves to the changes and…

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To Be On Our Way

In the deep falldon’t you imagine the leaves think howcomfortable it will be to touchthe earth instead of thenothingness of air and the endlessfreshets of wind? And don’t you thinkthe trees themselves, especially those with mossy,warm caves, begin to thinkof the birds that will come – six, a dozen – to sleepinside their bodies? And…

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The Big Reveal

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche Is courage the leap into the unknown or the perseverance and grit to see it through? I think Muhammad Ali would add…

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Here Today

Why do we treat the dayWith so much needless fear and sorrowIt’s not in its nature to stay:Today is always gone tomorrow.— Wislawa Szymborska, Nothing Twice The autumn days are now impressionist paintings, one after another, until some day, not very long from now, the show will end. Knowing that one of these days that…

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The Enchantment in Brevity

It is the season of migrantsflying at night feeling the turning earthbeneath them— W. S. Merwin, Echoing Light You feel it all happening quickly in October. The relentless, accelerating momentum of autumn. Change is quite literally in the air: Harvests and migrations, foliage and crispy air, all point to the shrinking daylight and collectively announcing…