Fall Leaves, Winter Snow

fall leavesSummer’s over, and now I’m waiting for the colorful fall leaves to do their thing. After the week I’ve had, I’m almost ready to skip over fall and head straight into the cold, dark winter.

At some point in my life, I lost my shyness and became brash and outspoken. I’ll say what’s on my mind, and I also find writing things out to be cathartic. But perhaps silence is the way to go in this case.

Part of me wants to scream it from the rooftops, and the other part of me wants to crawl into a deep well of resentment and stay there for a while. Either way, nothing can change what’s already happened.

So let’s just say it has not been a good week.

Moving On

I can take comfort in others’ words, though, and in the knowledge that I’m not alone. A friend of mine’s mom posted this apt quote on her Facebook page, and I decided to “borrow” it for my own circumstance. I’ve been reading it over and over, finding it relieves some of my anxiety. Yoga could be a great thing for me, except I’m the klutziest person in the world.

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.

Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

— Lao Tzu

I know that this too shall pass, and I’ll be able to enjoy the soothing colors of fall once again. And then I’ll watch our daughter’s face light up as we teach her to make snow angels.