Change of Seasons…..

Like the rest of you, I’ve been hanging onto summer-naked ocean swimming on a record warm Oct day, nighttime walks at 10pm where you barely need a jacket, sultry hot tub parties at the Blue Angels fly overhead.

But, change is in the air….

I always know-becuse on the first day of autumn-my father calls to exclaim “Happy first day of Autumn!! the leaves are changing”

And…..my heart starts to sink.

What??? No more revelry?? No more parties??

Of course, being here in SF, we hang on till the last possible moment.

Fleet Week/ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass/ Decompression-we had lots of distractions.  Much like a teenager, unaware that the clock is ticking and sometimes things need to slow down, unplug and tuck in.

I fight this tooth and nail-hanging onto the last summer nights until it’s obvious things are changing……

To handle it,  I go to lots of yoga-invite friends in-go to bed early.  And, instead of mourning the loss of Summer an it’s adolescent glow-I also value snuggling in with my friends on our annual Orphan’s Thanksgiving dinner, watching football and cuddling with both lovers and friends.

And, YES  Summer was a fun, wild time sprinkled with lack of sleep and bad Playa sunburns.

But, maybe also  the Universe realizes that we need a time to settle in, regroup and tuck ourselves in.

Today-on the anniversary of John Lennon’s birth-I found a great quote on the seasons from Yoko Ono:

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.  Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.  Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”

So, maybe after all of the fun and excitement of summer-it’s necessary that we bow to the sacred in honor of it all.

That’s a change I can embrace!

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