Fall in California
The heat has returned in predictable manner because school has resumed and it is fall in California. Longing for the blessed ocean breeze, searching for a Midwestern sign that the Earth is about to rotate her axis, I watch the passersby in beach attire trying to stay cool in this tropical heat wave restless and yearning to sink into the comfortof my soft, fleecy sweatshirt again. How easily I waste time wishing I was somewhere else enjoying the perfect weather to match my mood! To stay grounded in the sweat – now that’s the trick of being present. To really know this moment is all its fullness. . . all I need. . .all I should desire. . . The autumn equinox will happen regardless of my foolish human whims. I am simply invited to enter life, unrelenting sun, raging storm, cloudy overcast or endless blue sky; to embrace the gift of time midst the leaves that fall silently to the hot September ground.