For me Autumn has always been a time for excitement – new things start here! I guess that’s a throw back from school years, followed by university years, and then as a younger adult Autumn was the time to plan winter adventures in the snow and trips to explore exotic climes.
As I look out of the window at the studio I can see the Virginia Creeper that covers the walls of the pub garden next door. It’s beginning it’s yearly Technicolor show, red and gold and glorious. There was a bite in the air even though the sun shines brightly and all of this together poses the question “What now?”
As the year gathers pace what is there to do? I want to breathe it all in, enjoy the shortening of the days, pack in as much New as possible. The leaves falling from the trees isn’t the end, it’s the beginning, the beginning of the gestation of newness. It’s a time to act upon the plans that I drew up in July (why July is such a good planning month I’ll never be sure, but I think it’s something to do with riots of colour and the abundance around me that pulls me into the excitement of planning things to flourish in the future – for some folk it’s Spring, but for me it will always be early Summer)
There are courses to book and take in the shortest days and a reconnection with my body and movement that has been backburnered too long. September, October and November are a feast for the senses, the brain and the body and long may they always be.
So tell me below in the comments, what will you do with your Autumn, which well laid plans will you hatch?