From the Innkeepers
AUTUMNAL MUSINGS 2013
“There are two ways to live in this world.
As if everything were enchanted, or nothing was".
Christine Valters Paintner
This quote leapt off the page at me this morning, as we are being ushered through what to me is the most enchanting of seasons at the Rustic Gate.
Having passed the autumnal equinox last month, change is literally in the air.
Colder nights have sent us scurrying to protect fragile plants for a little while longer. But autumn is the season of letting go, so I am readying my soul to part with the remnants of summer and turn toward shorter days and longer snuggly nights of winter. The reds, golds, and orange hues of the leaves won't be around much longer as they are falling faster than the blink of an eye.
So there is no sense in mourning the loss of summer days. It's time to get out and explore the glories of this enchanting time of year, take in the brisk air, shuffle through some fallen leaves, fill your lungs with the robust freshness, catch some eye popping color while we still have some, and even when it's gone, marvel at the skeletal structure of bare branches.
Be the eyes that live in the soul of one who is enchanted by life's multitudinous daily miracles.