Monday, September 26, 2011

Whimsical Leaves & Diminishing Sunlight:

The weather has taken to a shocking trend as of Saturday morning, and the oh-so-gray-and-gloomy weather that the Netherlands (and much of North-Western Europe) has been experiencing this summer, has reversed. The sun has returned, and it's supposed to stay, at least until the end of the week. A whole week without rain. How exciting. I don't remember how long it's been since my tiny village on the North Sea experienced a full week without rain. It has been, a very long time.

There is something moving in the air these days, and I mean this both literally and figuratively. The leaves are beginning their fall, slowly sauntering to the ground as the world turns, yet again, and begins to usher in Autumn. But something else is happening in the air too–the days are growing shorter and the ever-shrinking lack of sunlight has stirred my senses, giving way to new feelings, new ideas and new emotions.

Once again I'm reflecting on my life, in accordance with the seasons–pondering what has happened, what's ahead and what's happening right now, that may lend influence later in life. A swirl of fluid possibilities are stirring alongside this season's sauntering leaves, and I'm quite curious as to what these leaves will look like, once they've all touched down to the ground, and their mosaic of color comes into focus, after months of patiently waiting to go forth on their whimsical journey.