“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” – Yoko Ono
Reverence: A feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; the outward manifestation of this feeling.
Fall has always been my favorite season. It’s the time of year when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale. There is something particularly inspirational about a warm, sunny, breezy fall day. Depending on where you live, the spectrum of color changing in the trees can range from mild to suddenly living in a Technicolor painting.
There’s a vibe in the air ~ change is coming.
The sentiment for the potential of new beginnings is truly my favorite feeling invoked by the fall. It’s a time to reflect and change, to switch up old patterns and habits, and carve that new path that will lead into the long stretch of winter. Even though autumn is technically the start of the end of the year, for me it has always felt like the beginning.
Perhaps it’s because of our collective childhood memories about the start of a new school year, new teachers, new friends -- the potential for a brand new experience. There was always something so promising about flipping through your blank notebooks, knowing that they will eventually be filled with knowledge you currently know nothing about.
Autumn harnesses such a strong feeling of community, providing so many different excuses to gather just to celebrate the season itself.
Hunting for pumpkins at a local pumpkin patch and gathering with family and friends to carve them, designing a Halloween costume and going out to parties to celebrate everyone’s creativity. The act of trick-or-treating; where on just one day out of the year you stop by each one of your neighbors homes, and they open the door with joy and excitement ~ because they are expecting you.
We here at Torrain find this season particularly inspirational. We hope this blog post finds you well, and we would love to know… how does fall inspire you?