Now & Then Autumn: The golden season and a time to take stock of the year gone by

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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To me there is something impressive about the changing of the seasons. Although the calendar ends each year with Dec. 31, some time after the beginning of winter, to me the fall of the year is the season of completion. To a farm boy, fall is the season of the harvest. I hope I never lose that sense of it. It is a time for weighing what the year has come to, taking stock of how the year has progressed, a time to contemplate and savor the results of the year’s labors. Sometimes it is possible to be pleased with the rounding out of a good year. At other times one recognizes that the year is not as bountiful as hoped, and begins looking for a new opportunity to try again and to do better.

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