Watching the Leaves Turn

"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn." ~Elizabeth Lawrence

Do you find yourself sharpening your pencils and being compelled to buy school supplies each September, even if you and/or your children left the classroom many years ago?

For me the shift from summer to autumn has always been one of eager anticipation for a new year, filled with new challenges, ideas and opportunities.  However, often the desire to "do" overshadows the essential need of the human body and mind to simply "be" in this exquisite time of year. I am intrigued by the quote above from Elizabeth Lawrence; is it possible to take time to sit still and just watch the leaves turn?  This autumn I am making a commitment to slow down, sit still and simply "be" as I watch the leaves explode in their magnificent finale for 2013. Will you join me?