Thursday, October 01, 2015

Old Friend.

You know, even if I am in a corner, dying (unless I am already dead!) I would write for my dear October. My old friend is here again and as always it has been a lovely and much awaited reunion. Unlike last year, this year I am walking a lot in October. Embracing every bit of it and that excites me immensely. I greet it in the mornings with its soothing mist and damp grass. I meet it in the afternoons with its not so-hot-and-not-so-cold but just-right, breeze. I hear it from the window during the nights with its orchestra of the swaying branches mixed in with a special melody by the crickets.

Life has been mostly good... and quiet. Quiet is good. Quiet is always good. Don't ever not be grateful for the quiet, because chaos is always lurking beneath and it's only just looking for an opportunity.

So yes, life has been good. My daily struggles involve changing bandages on my feet (because no matter what shoe I wear, it just wouldn't become friends with my feet), and fighting with a spider. There is a spider that made her home outside my gate, by the mailbox, and she just wouldn't leave. Her web looks ugly, and makes it seem as if I don't care for my home.  So giving into my vanity, I have destroyed her home multiple times but she builds it right back up, sometimes within hours. Tough little gal. So there you have it, these days I have been losing to a tiny spider. Sigh.  I may have to call it a truce. I may just give it a name and see what happens. Like Charlotte… (or Aragog?). It looks like we are spending the winter together.

Sometimes we should. Sometimes we should stop fighting and let things run their course. Autumn teaches me that every year. Let go. You can't stop the leaves from changing the colors, dying and disappearing, you can either enjoy the destructive beauty or you can fight it. You'll fight it and you'll lose. Because things have to run their course. And sometimes when we give into the stubbornness, we lose sight of what we are fighting for or fighting with.  For instance,  no matter how I look at it, my vanity is not more important than that poor spider's life. But if I continue at it, soon it will become a matter of pride and I’ll lose sight of the fact that I am about to kill a living thing, for really no reason at all.

21 comments:

  1. I love Fall, and October in particular as well :) The entire feeling it brings with it is just beyond words.

    Hopefully that spider finds a new place to build its webs!

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    1. She didn't :-). But I am okay with that :-)

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  2. Fall is one of my favorite seasons for all the changes we need to embrace. You are so right we can fight against the changes but we'll lose out learning the beauty of letting go... ♡ xox

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  3. Fall always reminds me of the impending winter. It fills me with sadness that the now beautiful trees would be bare in a few months. I guess I am yet to come to terms with the way things are. That it is how it is supposed to be. It may have to do with the fact that I never lived in a cold place. Or maybe I never learnt to accept the circle of life.

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    1. You can't worry about the things that havent happened yet or you'll always be worrying about the things that haven't happened never really finding beauty that surrounds you at the moment.

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  4. I love autumns tooo.. I find this to be most colorful ..

    and as you say STOP and let go .. it will all be fine once again very soon ..

    Bikram's

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  5. I too share an inexplicable love with October which has only deepened over the years. It's just that beautiful time of the year when we can prepare ourselves to mend the broken threads and start over.

    I am so inspired by that last para where you have written about letting things run their course. I really needed it. Thank you!
    xox

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  6. We don't really get to experience autumn much in the part of India where I live but I like the message you posted about not fighting it and letting things run its course...It isn't always easy but it is a valuable lesson - patience.

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    1. Thank you - I'll see if I can post more photos too :-)

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  7. That is one beautiful post and made me realise how much I love October. It has always been the lucky month and nothing bad happens in October

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  8. That is one beautiful post and made me realise how much I love October. It has always been the lucky month and nothing bad happens in October

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    1. Aww, I am glad it has been good for you :-)

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  9. wow wow wow wow, cant stop wowing at the magic of how easily you sail over with magic in the daily ordinariness and make it extraordinary.

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  10. I've been reading your blog since the last 6 or 8 months
    the only bad thing about all you write is you blog almost once in a month.
    please write a little more frequently.
    i am glad i found your blog.
    cheers.

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    1. Aww, thank you for reading. And I will try to post more often. I dont even know where time flies by.

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