Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” Henry David Thoreau
On this day, September 22, 2010 at 11:09 p.m. ET, summer is officially over and the Fall season begins. I love the quote above because I love to breathe the air ( smell the burning applewood fires ) , drink the drink (apple cider and mulled wines), taste the fruit (peaches, pears, apples), and resign myself to the influences ( the many wonderful things that I have planned to experience this time of year.) Sometimes, though, I forget I should love each season that I am living in. I usually spend way too much time mourning the loss of summer and dreading the coming winter. This year I will rejoice in Autumn. I'll dance in the falling leaves and lift my face to the fresh rain. How will you handle the Autumnal Equinox?