Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Autumn Sunlight

I found this beautiful photo at Pinterest.  I don't know the source, but the way the sunlight touches the wood of the open window breaks my heart and reminds me of Autumn.  I think of the past, of friends, of a woman in a window, and I grieve and I don't know why.  Time, which used to pass like molasses being poured from a  cold cup, is now a runaway train. 
But Autumn seems possible once again.  I hope, in the autumn of my life.
The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. ~Madeleine L'Engle
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. ~John Burroughs
The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed,
Lets in new light through chinks that time hath made.
~Edmund Waller


Wine and Words said...

It is chilly and overcast here today. It makes me feel hopeful. Summer is a sentence to be endured. That bitch comes around every damn year, no matter how much I curse her (must have taken lessons from menstration!)

But I do love the way light plays. How I try to capture it, but it never translates as beautifully as just standing in it.

Love you my Dragonfly BFF!

Kelly said...

I love pictures of doors, windows, and gates, and something about this one makes my heart ache - in a good way.

It's been a rough day, following a rough week. It will get better, I know. It has to.

Thank you for sharing this beauty.

erin said...

marian, the other day i went for a run, the longest run ever for me. on the way home i kept promising myself things, mostly a swim at one point and then a glass of water at the end. when i stood on the rock and jumped into the river i jumped right into a reflection of fall colours...already! it was breathtaking. what is it in fall? i don't know. it's unnameable but i am so damned thankful it comes 'round once a year to teach me to be still.

this window is breathtaking.


Serena said...

I am SO looking forward to autumn. I'm sick to death of hot and soupy air.

Ben Ditty said...

Such a beautiful post. I wish it were more into Autumn. I want to see the leaves and costumes.

Anonymous said...

In the autum of your life, pffft. Whatever. I for one will never grow up and I think you are a little of that as well. I LOVE autum and the winter. For some reason it's when I feel the most alive. Summers ok, just too hot but then again, I am from Alaska. xo

Phoenix said...

We had our first autumn day yesterday (it was overcast, gray, cloudy, cool, and a bit rainy) and that's when I got my first blogpost in over a month written. Today it's back in the 90's, but even the PROMISE of more autumn days fills me with joy.

Like you, I wake up in Autumn, and while it makes me sad sometimes, the sad is still better than feeling tired and drained during the summer. Hope that makes sense...

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

Yay! I'm gettin my comments thru (ignore my emails)
Love the pic. Even the wallpaper below the window.
And love you and autumn as well