On the First Day of September
Although summer's official end is not for 3 more weeks, to me, the first of September signals the beginning of autumn. The sun still shines, the sky remains blue, and flowers abound. Yet summer fades. Evenings are chilly and we pull a blanket up over the sheet at night. Heavy dew carpets the brown morning grass.
A new season makes me restless. I long for new projects, a fresh start at something, different dreams big or small. How shall I face this new season?
For now, the restlessness is unfocused, causing a lot of inertia. There are spurts of activity such as dealing with garden produce and cleaning a house dusty from roofers pounding above, but I catch myself staring off into space, watching the wind blow clouds across the sky, or wandering in my garden, looking at the plantings and desultorily pulling a weed or two.
This, too, will pass. How are you feeling these days? Energetic? Lethargic? Restless? How do you move towards productivity?