Sunday, September 16, 2012
The long squawking V's of Canada geese cross the skies in the morning. Yellowed goldenrod heads dip and sway in brisk winds. The poplar trees are turning to gold.
As the days shorten and nights become cool, the turn of the season brings pause. I know these things will happen and yet, sometimes, a fall day feels like a completely new experience.
A breeze comes at an unexpectedly refreshing time. I see a knock-your-socks-off sunrise. A perfectly formed red-orange leaf alights on the lawn.
The psalmist, in wisdom, said, "Be still and know that I am God."
Be still and know that each day is a new gift of creation. And, yes, even though we have been though many a fall, when days lengthen and the cold fronts move across the continent, new days are ahead.
Time to watch. Time to be still, if only for a moment
Wanda Hayes Eichler