The wheel is turning….
A time of transition these September days
how quickly they come.
I look out into the garden
at spent tomato plants and fading flowers
as geese fly in formation
south, away from the impending darkness.
I look at the house plants who have
vacationed outside my backyard, basking
in the summer’s breeze,
“It is time to go home, dear ones,”
My world expands in May,
windows open, porch and backyard
become like vacation spots
where I commune with all that surrounds me.
Now, in this time of year
there is the impulse in me to contract
to go within, to go into a type of dormancy.
Plants return to their winter home in the greenhouse,
decorations and furniture put away until
the tulips, pink, yellow, red,
call us forth out of hibernation.
Is this impulse toward dormancy and down time normal?
And it is different for each person.
My body moves with the rhythm of the seasons
Others move to the rhythm of the sea, or light, or color, or sound.
It is important to find your own rhythm and align with it
And respect the rhythms of other beings
This is the way of harmony and well-being…..