Today (Wednesday) is the Autumnal Equinox, when summer officially ends and fall officially begins.
On Monday afternoon I was walking through the woods, noticing the world around me, noticing the green on the trees, noticing how heavy with leaves those trees were.
Noticing the color. The trees, they are just as full as before. Leaves haven’t started to fall quite yet, at least not that I could see. But that color. That deep, dark green of the end of summer, signifying the end of something....signifying the beginning of changes.
There is something so magical about the bright green of spring, where the leaves are so light and so bright, where newness abounds. There is a lightness and a freshness, the world around is stunning, I can hardly take my eyes off it.
But equal in magic is that dark green of the end of summer, when the leaves are in their final stages of life and will soon be beginning their journey to the ground. It might not be quite as stunning, it might be a little more easily ignored, it might feel a little less light and a little more heavy, but it is still equal in beauty and importance.
My dear friends, whether you are in the beginnings in your life right now and feeling that lightness, excitement and newness, or whether you are headed towards change and feeling a little more heavy and a little less light, I hope you will find and notice the magic in the journey. I hope you will see the beauty in the journey.
I hope you have an amazing week my friends.