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Each of the seasons has a “feel”. It is the way the change of weather affects mood, interest, sometimes even quality of life. Today, I noticed autumn’s arrival. It is a colossally beautiful, clear, sunny day where I am. There is a soothing breeze rustling about, and windows have been opened to welcome it all. For me, autumn brings a feel of refreshment, a calming. The cooler air sends my thoughts to the upcoming holidays and to activities outside where the temperatures are pleasant and inviting. Autumn, I would say, is my favorite season of all.
For most of my life, I lived in the northeast, where winters can be brutal and seem never-ending, spring and summer hardly recognizable and sporadic, and autumn scarce. After years of wondering what each season would bring, and shoveling snow for months, sometimes on a daily basis, I decided to move south. This move, as I expected, has changed my overall life for the better in a number of ways, not the least of which is due to the affable climate.
Summer has a feel of intense heat, and brings with it lots of sunshine. Sunshine, let’s face it- makes most of us have a better day. Summer is a time to explore, move, relish being outside in the warm evenings.
Spring arrives here earlier than in the northeast, and welcomes summer with a dazzling show of color and grace. Spring makes me feel like starting projects, enjoying being out of doors, awakening to possibilities. Spring renews my energy.
Autumn is brisk, invigorating, and ripe with deep color. Autumn gently envelopes with cooler temperatures and whispers of what is to come.
Winter was like death to me. Piercingly cold with dark mornings and very short days. All I wanted was to escape into warmth and I succumbed to hybernating unless forced to do otherwise. I no longer fear or hate winter. It is less bitter and overwhelming in the south, and its visit is shorter. The wintery feel here is one of a natural resting time for plants, trees, and living creatures alike. It is the single most necessary and stark change for me when considering climate.
Whatever the “feel” of each season is for you, it is my hope that you are as fortunate as I, in that where you live is also a place you love. It is hugely important. Whatever the feel of each season is for you, go where it feels best. When you do, believe me, quality of life increases profoundly; it is a true awakening of spirit. It is freeing. It is how life is supposed to be.