Your rays lifted my moods
when grey clouds reined.
Strong beams sustained me
through languid days.
Tides roll out
Autumn colors waiting to meet
others long for your warmth
while I welcome sweet relief.
It’s been a long and humid summer in Australia and, as much as I love the sunshine and spending lazy days at the beach and in nature with the people I love, there comes a time when you feel you’ve had your quota of heat. Your body and mind needs balance and a rest.
It’s ironic how our moods change within seasons. How we can long for something so badly, like sunshine when it’s cloudy or a shower of rain when the grass is brittle under our feet. Then we get it and time passes and we have so much of it, we yearn for what we once had. It’s a perpetual cycle.
It reminds me of the Passenger song ” … you only need the light when it’s burning low, only miss the sun when it starts to snow, only know you love her when you let her go. Only know the high when you’re feeling low, only hate the road when you’re missing home, only know you love her when you let her go, and you let her go ...”
It’s time to let go and say goodbye to the swelter of summer, at least for a while.
I’m looking forward to the cooler days of Autumn, for crisp mornings and vibrant colors to appear on trees as mother nature showcase her many faces. For growth and new life and a season of fresh beginnings. As the sun goes down tonight on the last day of Summer in this leap year, in my small patch of the world, I welcome it in gratefully.
Every season has its beauty and its hopes. May we all find happiness in the moment, in whatever season we’re in and may we appreciate each day as it unfolds.
I wish you a warm heart always and much joy as we continue the journey.