Hello October


When did October happen?! Feels like the bonfires and fireworks of July and the beach days of August were just yesterday.. And yet, time stops for no man. I’ve always been a sucker for autumn, though. I mean, who isn’t?! What’s not to love:

  • Crisp morning air (and afternoon air that isn’t humid in the least; until next summer, hair frizz!)
  • Pumpkins, squash, gourds (to eat, to carve, to decorate…

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  • Dad: Life is about moving forward, one step at a time.
  • Me: What if you take a step back?
  • Dad: Well, sometimes that can be a beautiful thing. You see one view from atop the mountain, but if you turn around to follow a different path, it may lead to an even better view.
  • and all at once summer collapsed into fall
    "You cannot beat time; you can only enjoy it whenever possible, as it zooms by endlessly." #TheGoodLuckofRightNow
    "(I have to say that everything seems to be unraveling lately. Or maybe it seems as though I am a flower myself, opening up to the world for the first time. I don’t know why this is, and I’m not really in control of it either. Flowers do not think, Okay, it is now May, so I will reach up toward the sun and relax my fist of petals into an open hand. They do not think at all. Flowers just grow, and when it is time, they shoot colors out of their stems and become beautiful. I am no more beautiful than I was when Mom was alive, but I feel as though I am a fist opening, a flower blooming, a match ignited, a beautiful mane of hair loosened from a bun—that so many things previously impossible are now possible…)"
    The Good Luck of Right Now, Matthew Quick (via wordsalawidder)
    I found this old photo of my brother and I letting our hatched monarchs fly free. And I don’t know, I kinda love it.

#tbt to butterflies; to life, growth and change

    Travel Is from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo.


    "Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living."

    ―Miriam Beard

    "You don’t have to be a ‘person of influence’ to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me."
    Scott Adams (via infamoussayings)
  • "...Why would God plant such deep yearnings in us ... if they only come to nothing?' It was more of a sigh than a question. I was thinking of Charlotte and her longing to be free, but as the words left my mouth, I knew I was thinking of myself, too.
  • I hadn't really expected Lucretia to respond, but after a moment she spoke. 'God fills us with all sorts of yearnings that go against the grain of the world--but the fact those yearnings often come to nothing, well, I doubt that's God's doing.' She cut her eyes at me and smiled. 'I think we know that's man's doing.'
  • She leaned toward me. 'Life is arranged against us, Sarah. And it's brutally worse for Handful and her mother and sister. We're all yearning for a wedge of sky, aren't we? I suspect God plants these yearnings in us so we'll at least try and change the course of things. We must try, that's all.'"
  • "May we all emerge from winter with our strength renewed and any unwanted pieces left under the ice."
Change of Season by John & Tina Reid

Happy Autumn🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂