Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
This year is the sixth autumn for me, the fifth autumn for my husband, and the second autumn for Dzak.
One thing in common, however, is that this will probably be the last autumn for all of us before we head back to our home country.
Autumn has always been a special season for us and we surely love all the lessons hidden beneath the falling leaves.
By looking on how the trees change their colours, we learn that life is a series of natural changes and that nothing lasts forever.
As mentioned by Karisse Callender in one of her articles,
“Nothing lasts forever, so I should cherish the days as they go by, always with a sense of gratitude.”
Just like the trees, she emphasized, sometimes we need to be broken down to be stronger and more beautiful than before.
Another interesting lesson that we can learn from this special season, as written by Dennis Merritt Jones in her article, is the process of letting go.
When we let go, we create an opportunity to move on and open the possibility to change ourselves to be a better person.
So hopefully, we can always learn from the things around us even if they’re just falling leaves.
There seems to be a kind of order in the universe, in the movement of the stars and the turning of the earth and the changing of the seasons, and even in the cycle of human life.
~ Katherine Anne Porter
Canberra, May 14th, 2016