Friday, May 21, 2010

a lovely panic

There are a few weeks each Fall and a few weeks each Spring that are so lovely that I start to panic about missing it. I see those weeks approaching and I feel so excited about them. I can't wait for the season's full splendor. And then when it comes I want to trap it and keep it and feel panicked that I can't. And knowing that it will come again next year is no comfort. I have to enjoy it now.

I think this all started when we moved to New York and one day I noticed all of the tulips were blooming and before I knew it, they were gone. I realized that if I didn't seek out nature's signs of seasons, I would miss them. And so now I seek them out.

This scrapbook page is about a day trip we took to a state park North of the city called Bear Mountain.

Here's what I wrote:
"I absolutely love autumn. Often during autumn I feel panicked to get everything in- to really soak in the beauty of the season- to not let it pass us by. So we rush to State Parks and when we get there, we just be. We stand around in the autumn and love it."


Ruth said...

I know exactly what you mean, one blink of an eye and you've missed it.

Liv said...

Random comment - I have never heard an American call it Autumn before, only Fall!

erin said...

I saw a little boy yesterday with wonderful orange hair like Isaac's. So cute. Today is an ideal summer day. I'm going to lather the baby in sun screen and spend it outdoors!