Fall of the year, and things beautiful

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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I freely confess that I love the fall of the year above all the earth's natural seasons. The summer's heat and humidity become burdensome in an Arkansas August, and the cooler temperatures of fall are a welcome relief. Also, I look forward to the changing colors in the trees and bushes, as green leaves turn yellow and gold and brown and all hues in between. The sun and the air seem to become a little friendlier, a little less oppressive, and there is a feeling in the air of a cycle of life coming to completion. Today's retail way of life robs us somewhat of the age-long connection of the fall season with the harvest of grain; but if we can pull ourselves back from our frantic rushing about, we can still sense and reconnect with that tie, and I think it is vital to our sense of perspective in life to make that connection with a golden time of harvest.

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