Nobody will notice. Nobody will know or care much.
No turning back.
Did you get enough, do enough, enjoy enough – and whose fault was that?
Fall in, step smartly now – fall starts here. Now.
Hearty soup season. Country drives, scarves, hay rides and woolly socks time. Sweater time.
Every season represents one quarter of life.
We could have more deliberateness to our actions than enjoying creature comforts. Too many experiencing an absence of soups, socks or country.
Trade places with them?
If you had to refugee awhile, fall might be better than winter, but starving, fleeing and fearing for your life doesn’t have seasonal appeal – or difference.
But hey, no worries – just another fall without requirement we do anything at all.
If that gives comfort.
Seasons don’t respect strife, give holidays to worry or put frosting on anyone’s bitter-cake.
Most of us are not going to trek around raising tent-poles of awareness or cooking in soup-kitchens (think country-harvest vegetables) or offering medical care to sick, wounded and weary.
We can GIVE SOMETHING.
Warm old clothes to charity, cash to the United Way, or buy a pencil from homeless street-cornered guy (or give him $20 so he can stock up on pencils).
We can start anything, any time we want.
Can be first day of the year, month, week or season.
Seems appropriate to start things coincidental with calendar dates or events of significance.
Go ahead, do something significant.
Inaction, everyone’s, goes unnoticed, unappreciated and unworthy of us.
What are YOU doing about it?
What am I doing about it?
Someone will know.
Someone will care.
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 12C/54F, clear sky – we walked under the stars in unbelievable quiet, waiting for this first day of fall to arrive … and I went out again at 6:00AM to watch the space station cross the sky (very cool), so thanks to CM for alerting me to that
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