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.