Yay! It’s time for another blog hop with Carrie Ann! She does the best hops!
This time the theme is autumn… Honestly, it’s my favorite time of year. While other people have Seasonal Affective Disorder in the winter months, I swear I have it in the summer. All that scalding, bright sunlight about does me in. And I can feel those first dips in the humidity, the slight change in my hair and skin, well before everyone else around me. Maybe it’s because I’m so ready for it?
Admittedly, I don’t celebrate the majority of the holidays of the season. We celebrate Samhain, The Dead Time, Yule, Solstice–the Nature-based holy days. There are a few rituals around them, but mostly it’s all the time of giving thanks. The end of the year has come, and it’s time to assess everything, from household goals and needs to personal writing challenges, successes. At the end of the long (hot) growing season, we harvest. That means we celebrate with a decadent meal, time with our loved ones. We consider what we need to save back to hold us through the winter (literally, metaphorically). We cull out what seeds we need to plant for next year’s goals (Nobel, Pulitzer, etc). We elect what we can give to needy others (volunteer efforts, donations). And we ride out the cold until Solstice tells us it was not all for naught: We get to do it all over again, for another year.
What’s your favorite thing about autumn?
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