Slow Down

 

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And the seasons change.
Daylight no longer saved.
Darkness shrouds late afternoon.
Illuminated pumpkins guard the door.
Replacing geraniums and mums
of summer and early fall.
Taking their turn to shine
before being replaced by the trees
and wreaths that herald Christmas.
All happening at warp speed.
Our focus shifting inward,
both  physically and mentally.  
Calendar filling with seasonal events.
Lists being made. Menus being  planned.
“Slow down,” I want to say.
Let this be the year to savor
rather than streak to the finish line.
One event. One gathering of friends.
One special day at a time.

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About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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