Tuesday, September 01, 2009
When one lives in the south, but one's heart is in the north, September 1st is a milestone to cherish. I breathe a sigh of relief, clutching the misty morning of this day in glad thanksgiving, worn out from the heated summer race to drag myself past August's finish line, and now my soul wears a deep smile of satisfaction.
The weather here will still be suitable for air-conditioning for awhile yet, but even so, subtle changes are becoming discernible to the senses. The green of summer begins to fade ever so slightly, the crickets are singing, the cicadas are buzzing, and the air smells...how do I put it into words? Full, fertile, mellow.
And September hath introduced herself today as quite a lady. She dawns much cooler than usual, with a blessed north wind washing over the land.
"To everything there is a season..." And the Lord be praised for that fact!!