Beauty in decay

A couple of days ago a friend of mine came to speak at my school.  She was awesome.  She said a lot of things our girls needed to hear.  When I was saying farewell to her, a cool breeze blew through the school’s parking lot and thousands of leaves all flew off the surrounding trees.  Kate looked at me and said, “I think Fall just started.  Right now.  Right here.”  I laughed, but since then the leaves have been falling off all the trees around our house.

The leaf in the photo above comes from the park across the street from our house.  The kids rode their bikes while I ran.  At the end of our time in the park, we walked through all the fallen leaves.  As we walked, we quietly listened to the crispy and crunchy leaves under our feet.  It was a great zen moment.  There is beauty in the decay of Autumn.


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