Autumn is a time for letting go of that which we can no longer hold onto.
Preparation for a bare winter when little appears to change and all seems lost as we mourn the sweetness of a summer past.
Long days of darkness hang upon us but we know that given time, eventually the light will return once more, gently breaking through our sadness, lightening our mood. The groundwork of autumn has cleared away the spent and decayed in preparation for the sweet shoots of new life and possibilities.
And we know that we will move forward once again unburdened by what has been.