Thursday, October 29, 2009

Today blew in like the icon of Halloween. A still humid mild morning shattered in storm. Sporadic pelting rains have bobmarded my office skylight off and on all day. Now, as evening comes early, the biggest wave of storm pushes in from the north and trees, their leaves faded green but yet to color, dance and sway. Tonight the temperature will drop to near forty. Change change and more change blow in this season in every sector of our lives here.

I think the phrase "winds of change" has real wisdom and truth in it. Change is like wind , refreshing, cleansing, disconcerting, unsettling, potentially dangerous - All. I remember how right it seemed when I first heard the oft repeated saying (whether or not true) that the Chinese symbol for change combines the symbols for danger and opportunity. That is so true, even though it has been repeated to the point of cliche.

So here I stand in a swirl of falling leaves, watching the waxing moon this week, realizing that for the first time in years I lost track of the phase of the moon over the last two months. It has been my habit for years to observe the moon cycles, but somehow I lost September and most of October in re-homing activity and frequent nights of cloud. Vow for now is to watch the moon this month, to reconnect. That cycle follows it's pattern whatever else changes. The constancy is in the changes, I think, at least in this life.

5 comments:

Mary said...

I really never REALLY pay too much attention to the moon's phases except if I look up somewhere and see a most beautiful moonrise, especially at full moon; or when I was teaching sometime teachers would talk together about all classes being particularly 'squirrely' that day and we would say it was probably full moon. And often it WAS.

Peggy said...

Wonderful thoughts and observations about the wind Victoria. Wind is an excellent metaphor for life, really. And I am one who loves to look at the moon when it is full and bright. Still a thing of mystery despite men having been there.

Judy Roney said...
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Judy Roney said...

How nice that you are getting cooler temps and I love your description of the weather. I didn't know the Chinese symbol for change is danger and opportunity. That certainly rings true. I love this season of changes.

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