Striding into Fall

“Fall is the older season, a more seasoned season. The weather surrounds you instead of beating down on you…The weather is lighter, marbled, and it makes you feel like striding again, makes you glad that so much works at all.” – Anne Lamott I am not a slow walker. Slow walking makes me crazy. IContinue reading “Striding into Fall”

A Body In Motion

“I realized that – in spite of all the risks involved – a thing in motion will always be better than a thing at rest; that that which is static will degenerate and decay, turn to ash, while that which is in motion is able to last for all eternity.” – Olga Tokarczuk, Flights You don’tContinue reading “A Body In Motion”

Flower by flower, leaf by leaf

It’s easy to forget that change usually doesn’t happen all at once. The flowers don’t die because it’s fall. Today is November 2 and we are six weeks into fall but the pink cosmos don’t know that. They don’t care that the leaves litter the lawn. They only ‘know’ that the conditions have remained suitable to theirContinue reading “Flower by flower, leaf by leaf”

What falls away

  Here in Southern California you’d be forgiven for missing the memo that fall is here. In this monochromatic land of perpetual summer, the natural world provides only subtle indications. We are helped along in our perceptual understanding by the roadside pumpkin stands and the oddly sporadic harvest and (premature!) Halloween decorations. Nonetheless, I’ve hadContinue reading “What falls away”