Love Note: Autumn

Dear ones-

Today we celebrate the Autumnal Equinox, better known as the first day of autumn.  With summertime behind us, I will resume sending Love Notes, and thought it fitting to do so with a poem in celebration of the turning of the season.

For many, autumn is the favorite time of the year. Leaves begin their transition to radiant colors as the summer’s heat gives way to idyllic days and cooler nights.  Sweaters and warmer blankets are pulled on, and we look forward to pumpkin and apple picking and warm cider.  It’s a cozy time of the year indeed!

As we welcome fall’s arrival this year, may we keep in our thoughts and prayers those who will struggle with COVID, especially due to increased time spent in indoor settings, as well as those who are unsheltered during the cooler months of the year.

Blessings to each of you,


O Lord, it is time
The summer was so vast
Put your shadows on the sundials
And in the fields let the wind loose.

Order the last fruits to become ripe
Give them two more sunny days
Push them to fulfillment
And force the last sweetness into the heavy wine.

He who has no house now will not build one
He who is alone will be so for a long time to come
Will stay awake, read, write long letters
And restlessly walk in the park among the blown leaves.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~