We spend so much time bitching about horrible Oregon summers that we forget about what Oregon does best. FALL. I love the colors of fall. It is my favorite season. I love the crisp air, the beautiful leaves and the grounding you feel from the blue skies, wet earth, and increased dark. I find it ironic then that I woke up yesterday morning feeling a lack of color in my life. I ended up feeling blue. A little sad.
Perhaps it is cyclical. The leaves are falling, the dead of winter approaching and people are leaving right now. Friends and family are taking on new adventures and exciting life changes. I am left here. So. I feel blue. A little empty. Perhaps that is part of the season. A grounding and awaking of what happens in life. People go and in the spring the rains return, life comes forth from the earth and I will start on new adventures. Maybe by then I will have clients and will be able to help them live a life of adventure and live it with vitality and wellness. Perhaps the grounding I need this winter is to spend it healing me. Then when the springs come I will be able to give to others.
Right now I am loving the cats playing on my lap. Talk about primary food!
Today I am looking forward to a run in this beautiful weather. And while I am out in this day I can enjoy the falling leaves, the wondrous colors and the possibilities life may yet have in store.