Photography & Art: Gone With The Season
“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”
Spanish born American poet, philosopher and humanist
Autumn is upon us. The weather is slowly becoming cooler, the light softer, and the sweaters thicker. An inspiring time of the year, Mother Nature seems to pull out all the stops before the stillness of winter, painting her trees brilliant shades of amber, scarlet and gold. The air is crisp, and fills with the aromas of apples, cinnamon, and rain. It’s a season of transitions; we shift back to work and school, slow down as the daylight wanes.
It’s my favorite time of the year, but I can sympathize with those who don’t want to say goodbye to the warm months as the sounds of crunching leaves replace seagulls and ocean waves. In meditation, we are taught to embrace this discontentment—the greater the resistance, the greater the struggle. Feel the discomfort, becoming mindful of its presence, and slowly release it. With deep study and reflection, this awareness will shift our perceptions and help shape a holistic relationship with the world.
Loss and celebration are two sides of the same coin—it’s up to us to flip it. This month, I want to dedicate the collection of photos to the colorful exuberance of the sunny season. To celebrate summer, thanking it for its freedom and fun, and welcome the rich and fruitful beauty of autumn.
Crunch, crunch, crunch,