Monthly Archives: October 2015

Season of Reflection

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The Autumn
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1833)
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Go, sit upon the lofty hill,
And turn your eyes around,
Where waving woods and waters wild
Do hymn an autumn sound.
The summer sun is faint on them —
The summer flowers depart —
Sit still — as all transform’d to stone,
Except your musing heart.
How there you sat in summer-time,
May yet be in your mind;
And how you heard the green woods sing
Beneath the freshening wind.
Though the same wind now blows around,
You would its blast recall;
For every breath that stirs the trees,
Doth cause a leaf to fall.

Oh! like that wind, is all the mirth
That flesh and dust impart:
We cannot bear its visitings,
When change is on the heart.
Gay words and jests may make us smile,
When Sorrow is asleep;
But other things must make us smile,
When Sorrow bids us weep!

The dearest hands that clasp our hands, —
Their presence may be o’er;
The dearest voice that meets our ear,
That tone may come no more!
Youth fades; and then, the joys of youth,
Which once refresh’d our mind,
Shall come — as, on those sighing woods,
The chilling autumn wind.

Hear not the wind — view not the woods;
Look out o’er vale and hill —
In spring, the sky encircled them —
The sky is round them still.
Come autumn’s scathe — come winter’s cold —
Come change — and human fate!
Whatever prospect Heaven doth bound,
Can ne’er be desolate.

I really enjoyed this poem because I can see myself sitting and reflecting on the summer and the season to come.

Compliments of About.com poetry

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Fall Update 2015

Thanks for being patient with me.

Hope I didn’t lose my followers! I haven’t been on my blog since the beginning of summer in June. It’s been quite a roller coaster of life these past months. I got a new position at work, I lost my wonderful mother, and all the things in between.

The good news is that writing has always been there for me. For example in my new position, I will be leading students to understand the importance of writing and the impact it can make in your life and with others. Writing helped me in creating a funeral service from the scripture lessons to the memorial message for my mom. Through these ups and downs, connecting to family and friends, be it text messaging, e mails, or cards, writing is at the center of my life.

Words of wisdom from the past few months- hug a friend, family member and tell them how much you love them and how much they mean to you! I am very blessed.

My mom was a pillar of strength, through all the challenges in her life, she was positive, had a great laugh, and wonderful smile. She understood the importance of unconditional love for her family, that is not the material things that matter but the love you give to others.  She will be missed and remembered in so many ways.

This saying may say it all:

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,

Love like you’ll never be hurt,

Sing like there’s nobody listening,

And live like it’s heaven on earth.

Take care and have a wonderful autumn,

Off to create another post for October wishes…

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