The seasons are beginning to change, here, in the North Country. In the blink of an eye, we have gone from hot, humid days and nights to temperate (sometimes rainy) days and cooler nights. Autumn has made an appearance, and I, for one, hope that it remains with us.
I love autumn. It is my favorite time of the year. It is when I see myself turning more toward the hearth fire. It is when I begin cooking and baking more; when I find myself taking more pleasure in such acts. In addition to this, I am consciously aware that it is "my time of the year". Not only do I turn more to the light of the hearth, but within to the light of the heart, as well. I begin to feel a more profound strength burn within me that I don't generally feel the rest of the year. And while I don't know what it and the winter hold for me, I do have the feeling that whatever it is will aid me in becoming the strongest ME, yet.
May the hearth fires burn brightly without, as well as within, for you and yours!