Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Gathering

The worst sin - perhaps the only sin - passion can commit is to be joyless.

Dorothy Sayers


Hello Linda


Now it's Autumn. Most people cal it The Fall, I call it The Gathering. "Fall" is too much of a negative word, too close to Fail. Nothing should fall in Autumn except leaves, eventually, after they have blessed us with Nature's miraculous paint job.

But the Gathering is a more appropriate title for the last full season of the year. It's a time to reap and gather in the crops, all kinds of crops. The ideas that were formed last winter, were planted in The Spring and grew into realization are waiting to be gathered up and enjoyed.

Autumn is a time for joy and celebration, a time to look over the accomplishments of the year and rejoice. It's not a time to dread the approaching winter or to regret that more was not accomplished. No, the Autumn attitude should be a joyous one full of gratitude and thanksgiving.

The Gathering is a time for New England clam bakes on the beach, for shucking the ears of corn and boiling them up, a time for pumpkin pies and fresh cranberries.

Autumn is a time to go back to school. a time for concert, opera and ballet seasons to begin and baseball season to wind up and throw it's final World Series pitch.

Autumn is a time for families, for home and for preparation. Winter is my favorite season, but I love The Gathering.

DB - Vagabond Journeys

Never give up.


Geo. said...

Winter is good: atmosphere bursting with energy. But yes, Autumn is when we really recharge, when the language of Nature is most poetic. Beautiful post!

Jon said...

Autumn is favorite time of year - and I've never liked to call it "fall". The Gathering is much more appropriate.

Thanks for this wonderful welcome to autumn!

Arlene (AJ) said...

Autumn is and has always been my favorite time of the year...I love seeing the trees changing and the beauty of watching it and the cooler temps. Also, picked this season for our wedding anniversary,so is an extra special time of the year for us.

Arlene (AJ) said...

The beauty of the autumn season always brings such joy to my heart, just love seeing the chaning of the leaves and the cooler temps arrive. We also got married on October 2nd and remember the beauty of the day. Now don't laugh, fall also means college football and we so love the arrival of this.

Ken Riches said...

Love the fall colors, but do not enjoy dealing with all the leaves.